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Montevideo, March 30th 2017 - 04:44 UTC

Energy & Oil

  • Thursday, November 24th 2016 - 08:12 UTC

    Falklands refreshes long term Economic Development Strategy

    The goal is to deliver a refreshed and updated Economic Development Strategy that provides a realistic delivery plan for the next five years

    The Falkland Islands Government announced that on Wednesday the Executive Council approved the Terms of Reference to update the Falkland Islands Economic Development Strategy. The existing EDS was published in October 2010 following an extensive, two-year consultation process, and was intended to provide a blueprint for economic growth and development to 2025.

  • Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 - 15:56 UTC

    Anses sells off all its Petrobras Argentina shares worth US$ 156 million

    Argentine Pensions Bureau guarantee fund ANSES makes a move to buyover Pampa Energía

    As a part of the Pampa Energía takeover bid strategy, the Pensions Bureau guarantee fund had to sell its 11.85 % stake. It also holds 18% of Pampa's shares and saw no point in increasing that to 23% when prospects of a merger are on the radar. “If we didn't sell, they would have merged us with Pampa anyway,” a top Anses official said.

  • Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 - 15:07 UTC

    Prosecution warns Congress planning to shut down Petrobras investigation: “the corrupt have a lot of power”

    “We will be defeated if society is not at our side,” said Deltan Dallagnol, head prosecutor for the probe codenamed Carwash

    The top prosecutor in Brazil's biggest ever corruption investigation has called on the public to rally around the operation in the face of attempts to shut it down. There are fears that Congress while passing anti corruption measures would also include in an unofficial amnesty for existing cases.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 21:29 UTC

    Texas holds the largest oil and gas deposit ever discovered in United States

    The amount of oil in the Wolfcamp shale formation is nearly three times the amount of petroleum products used by the entire United States in a year.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says it has found the largest continuous oil and gas deposit ever discovered in the United States. A swath of West Texas known as the Wolfcamp shale contains 20 billion barrels of oil and 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas which makes it nearly three times more petroleum than the agency found in North Dakota's Bakken shale in 2013.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 10:15 UTC

    Premier Oil refinancing and extending debt repayment dates

    “We owe the banks a lot of money and therefore they are obviously going to want to approve some of that future investment,” Premier Oil CEO Tony Durrant said.

    Premier Oil has pushed back its refinancing deal to the first quarter of 2017 but said lenders had largely agreed to new terms, including extending debt repayment dates in exchange for some control over which projects the company can invest in.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 08:52 UTC

    Fuel shortages feared in Uruguay due to lorry drivers' strike

    Lorry drivers strike raises concern over petrol supply in Uruguay

    The lorry drivers' strike already under way in Uruguay, which broke up as a conflict between freight carriers and the agriculture sectors, may have its impact on the distribution of car petrol, warns Mauro Borzzaconi of the trucking association.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2016 - 11:07 UTC

    Shell planning to invest US$ 10bn in Brazil's deep water production

    Shell held a series of investor presentations in Brazil, and Chief Executive Ben van Beurden was received by president Temer in Brasília

    Oil major Shell is planning to continue investing heavily in Brazil as part of a bid to double its global deep water production by the early 2020s. Shell plans to invest US$10 billion over the next five years, Wael Sawan, the company’s executive vice president for deep water, said in an interview this week.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2016 - 09:40 UTC

    ANCAP's Carboclor sinks deeper, goes after sale or merger

    : Things going from bad to worse for ANCAP's Carboclor in Argentina

    Losses increase from US $ 9 million by mid year to US $ 14 million in September due to contraction of domestic demand, the fall in international prices and the percentage of ethanol cut in gasolines.Carboclor, ANCAP's subsidiary in Argentina, shows no sign of recovery in its most recent balancesheet as production fell below “normal levels” caused by financial shortcomings which in turn led to a decrease in the inflow of raw materials to the refinery in Campana in the province of Buenos Aires. Shutting down the plant for 25 days is being considered as a partial solution.

  • Monday, November 14th 2016 - 08:36 UTC

    Chile connects Latin America's largest solar plant to the national grid

    The El Romero Solar plant in Chile features 776,000 photovoltaic modules.

    Spanish clean energy company Acciona Energía has connected the 246MW El Romero solar plant in Atacama desert, Chile to the county’s Interconnected Central System (SIC), becoming Latin America's largest. The US$343m El Romero Solar plant features 776,000 polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic modules, spread across 280ha area in the municipality of Vallenar, 645km north of the Santiago.

  • Monday, November 14th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

    Petrobras cleans balance sheet and posts unexpected third quarter loss

    Despite losses, operational and cash flow trends improved, said Chief Financial Officer Ivan Monteiro said.

    Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras posted an unexpected third-quarter loss after drastically reducing the value of oil fields and other assets amid a severe downsizing and weak oil prices. Petrobras lost a net 16.458 billion reais (US$4.9 billion) last quarter, five times more than a year earlier. Despite that, operational and cash flow trends improved and, without an impairment, profit could have totaled 600 million Reais, Chief Financial Officer Ivan Monteiro said.