Energy & Oil

Energy & Oil
Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 19:44 UTC

Renewable energy keeps advancing despite a drop in overall investment

The falling cost of solar photovoltaic systems was partly responsible for a lesser sum of investment.

Renewable energy's share of world electricity generation continued its steady climb last year despite a 14% drop in investments to 214.4 billion dollars, according to a new report released on Monday and produced by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 22:05 UTC

Falklands fiscal regime and stability remain attractive for oil and gas industry

Wells to the north of the Islands cost around 50 million dollars to drill and those to the south and east can cost upwards of 100 million

With the Falkland Islands' upstream oil and gas industry still in its infancy, the country's attractive fiscal regime, which boasts a low government take, is expected to remain stable through the short and medium term, says a new report from research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Tuesday, April 8th 2014 - 19:10 UTC

China and East Asia expected to grow at slower pace this year, says World Bank

Chinese reforms are expected to have a profound impact on land, labor, and capital markets,

The World Bank has trimmed its growth forecast slightly for China, citing a “bumpy start to the year”. It now expects the Chinese economy to grow by 7.6% in 2014, down from its earlier projection of 7.7%. A slew of disappointing figures has triggered concerns of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

Saturday, April 5th 2014 - 03:05 UTC

The most profitable gas in the world

Privatizing the pipelines system could raise 50 billion dollars.

By Robert Bensh of - There is only one certainty in Ukraine: The energy sector must and will be transformed, and how long this takes will depend on who ends up in the driver's seat and how serious they are about becoming a part of Europe and reducing dependence on Russia. But by then, investors will have missed the boat.

Thursday, April 3rd 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Argentina's YPF sells one billion dollars in 10-year bonds at 8.75% rate

YPF desperately needs fresh funds to turn the country again into self sufficient in oil and gas

Argentina’s nationalized oil and gas producer, YPF, sold 1 billion dollars in a bond sale on Tuesday, the company said in a statement. The 10-year bonds will pay 8.75% interest and were five times oversubscribed, YPF said. The U.S. dollar-denominated securities were issued under Argentine law and was considered a great success by the company.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 06:25 UTC

Falklands receives US oil company temporary dock facility for exploration operations

Based on what has been seen, “we are going to go out and contract a rig to start exploration” pledged Ms Cunningham (Photo: Sharon Jaffray)

Houston based oil company Noble Energy expects to inject 4 million dollars into Falklands businesses with the construction of the temporary dock facility which arrived in the Islands this week, Senior Vice President Susan Cunningham told those attending a presentation in Stanley on Monday evening.

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Argentina denies the subsidies reduction will have an inflationary impact

Capitanich argued it's a 'redistribution' of funds

Argentina's new subsidies’ scheme will have an “insignificant” impact on prices since the whole package basically involves a 'redistribution' of funds, argued Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, emphasizing the decision aims at “encouraging the rational and responsible use of public services.”

Saturday, March 29th 2014 - 05:29 UTC

Repsol infighting reveals disappointment with CEO Brufau

Pemex among other stake holders wants Brufau replaced

Shareholders of Spain's Repsol approved the oil major's 5 billion dollars settlement with Argentina over the 2012 seizure of YPF at an annual meeting on Friday. The agreement had already been approved by the Argentine Congress and by the board of the Spanish company.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 19:45 UTC

Why Ukraine's next president doesn't matter

James Stafford is the Editor of

By James Stafford, - Having ridden roughshod over Ukraine, Russia's annexation of the Crimea is now over and a new chapter in Ukrainian politics is about to begin—but it won't be much different than the last chapter, with the same old faces surfacing for May presidential elections.

Thursday, March 27th 2014 - 08:16 UTC

Petrobras scandalous purchase of US refinery should be addressed by Congress

Cardoso favors a cross-party investigative commission to shed light on the purchase of Pasadena Refinery System

Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said Congress should investigate a growing scandal surrounding the controversial 2006 purchase by oil giant Petrobras of a Texas refinery.


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