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Energy & Oil

  • Sunday, June 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Amazon the world's longest river, claim Brazilian scientists

    The new study puts the Amazon at 6,800km

    Brazilian scientists claim to have established as a scientific fact that the Amazon is the longest river in the world. The Amazon is recognized as the world's largest river by volume, but has generally been regarded as second in length to the River Nile in Egypt.

  • Friday, June 15th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine energy crisis leaves industrial customers idle

    To avoid residential blackouts the Argentine government imposed stricter electricity consumption restrictions plunging some industrial customers to an indefinite supply cut off as demand again peaked when temperatures plunged to freezing levels.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine gas cuts force partial closure of methanol plant

    Methanex the world's largest methanol plant which operates from Punta Arenas has seen a drastic reduction of its production because of the persistent cuts in natural gas supply provided by neighboring Argentina.

  • Monday, June 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers threatened by a shortage of fuel

    Sixteen provinces, over half of the Argentine territory, are short of gas oil endangering crop harvesting and preparing the soil for this year's wheat production, warned the Argentine Agrarian Federation, FAA which is planning a national stoppage to underline the seriousness of the situation.

  • Saturday, June 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine gas cuts pushes Chilean energy plant to bankruptcy

    Enersis, a subsidiary of the Chile's energy giant Endesa, will provide GasAtacama with 20 million US dollars needed to save the electricity supplier from imminent bankruptcy.
    Lacking a steady supply of natural gas from Argentina, GasAtacama has had to burn expensive diesel to generate electricity. It is thus incurring losses each day it continues to operate.

  • Friday, June 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile launches tenders for oil and gas in Magallanes

    200 million US dollars will be invested in exploration

    Chile invited on Friday local and foreign companies to invest in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas at 10 promising blocks in the Magallanes region, on the southern tip of South America.

  • Tuesday, June 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Desire Petroleum Announces Acquisition of Site Survey Data in the North Falkland Basin

    Desire Petroleum plc announces that on 3 June 2007, Wavefield InSeis ASA commenced a contract to acquire high resolution 2D shallow-seismic data, at a number of potential drilling sites, on its licences in the North Falkland Basin, using the seismic vessel “Bergen Surveyor”. This vessel has just finished work for Falklands Oil and Gas Limited on their licences to the south of the Falkland Islands.

  • Tuesday, June 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Rockhopper: Environmental Impact Assessment and see signs of improvement in rig market

    Rockhopper Exploration plc (Rockhopper) (AIM:RKH) is pleased to announce that it has appointed RPS Energy (RPS) to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) over licences PL023 and PL024. The EIA will be conducted in parallel with Desire Petroleum's EIA over licences PL006 and PL007, resulting in cost savings for both companies.

  • Monday, June 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Repsol looking to divest 45% of Argentine unit YPF

    Spanish-Argentine oil company Repsol YPF SA admitted Monday that it's looking to divest a stake of around 45% of its Argentine unit YPF which it purchased in 1999 for the sum of 15 billion US dollars when Argentina was ruled by President Carlos Menem.

  • Saturday, June 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Antarctic Chill Kills 31 In Argentina

    Temperatures reach less 17C in some provincies

    The cold spell that gripped Argentina since early this week has left 31 dead, the Spanish news agency EFE reported.