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Stories for March 12th 2016

  • Saturday, March 12th 2016 - 07:21 UTC

    France's Total ready to begin drilling offshore Uruguay: risky project but it could be AN ”elephant''

    Uruguay’s offshore potential has triggered a spurt of deal-making in recent months even as benchmark oil prices trade at 12-year lows.

    France’s Total SA announced it is preparing to begin drilling one of its most important offshore exploration wells in the Americas this year as it hunts for a giant oil field in Uruguayan waters. A discovery could extend an exploration boom in a country that currently imports all of its oil and gas needs.

  • Saturday, March 12th 2016 - 06:59 UTC

    Brazilian political leaders discuss strategy in the event of a presidential removal

    PMDB Senator Tasso Jereissati told reporters after the meeting that the coming together of the two parties was a sign of how serious the political crisis has turned.

    After expressing support for former president Lula da Silva, the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) met with main opposition leaders who are demanding President Dilma Rousseff be impeached. President of the Senate and member of the PMDB Renán Calheiros held extensive talks with the strongest opposition force, the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB), led by Aécio Neves, and agreed a joint strategy to face the crisis.

  • Saturday, March 12th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

    Chile's challenge: disposing 27.700 tons of algae/bloom dead salmon

    Sernapesca director José Miguel Burgos reported that the Chilean Navy authorized the dumping of 300 tons dead salmon at sea, 75 miles offshore

    More than 27,733 tons, equivalent to 72% of the total salmon mortality caused by algae bloom, have been removed from the farms affected by this contingency, Chile's National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (Sernapesca) informed. In a new report on the emergency affecting the salmon farming industry in the Chilean southern region of Los Lagos, Sernapesca pointed out that 38 farms have been affected by microalgae bloom in the Concession Groups (ACS) 1, 2, 3A, 6, 7, and 10B, with a total mortality amounting to 23.8 million fish, equivalent to more than 38,500 tons.