Services group Falkland Islands Holdings has reduced its stake in Falkland Oil and Gas Ltd, the oil and gas exploration company focused on licence areas to the South and East of the Falkland Islands.
Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd. and Explorers Borders & Southern Petroleum are set to boost their coffers via share sales, with the cash earmarked for drilling work off the Falkland Islands, reports Upstreamonline. Oil rig “Ocean Guardian” left Scotland.
Ecuador and China signed this week three cooperation agreements worth 442 million US dollars including a loan to buy four warplanes, announced the Ecuadorian government. The two countries are also planning joint operations in developing oil fields in the Amazon zone.
Volkswagen do Brasil said Thursday it will invest the equivalent of 3.5 billion US dollars in Brazil between 2010 and 2014 in an attempt to overtake Fiat as the country's number one car and truck retailer.
Spain's main oil company Repsol is not interested in selling more than a minority stake in its Argentine YPF unit, despite a report it had a new Chinese bid on the table for a majority holding.
A tug boat is to haul a North Sea oil and gas exploration rig from a Highlands deep water port on a 62-day journey to the Falkland Islands. The “Ocean Guardian” rig will be used by Desire Petroleum to explore reserves in the North Falkland Basin.
Ford Motor Co. announced it will spend 4 billion Reis (2.3 billion US dollars) to expand in the growing Brazilian market, the largest investment it has made in the country.
The world's largest solar-powered trimaran, PlanetSolar, will not have sails. Instead of wind it will rely on the power of the sun to circumnavigate the world in 140 days. That's according to plans sketched out by the financial backers and designers of the triple-hull, 30-metre-long, 15-metre-wide boat under construction at Knierim shipyard in Kiel, Germany.
The Chilean government this week unveiled two major public transport initiatives aimed upgrading the nation’s transport infrastructure: a third runway and expanded terminal at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (AMB) and a fast train service connecting the airport to the port city of Valparaiso in 2010.
The president of British Gas Group in Brazil, Nelson Silva said this week that the company plans to invest 20 billion US dollars in the country until 2020.