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Energy & Oil

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US: Fuel cost pushes retail prices but core inflation decreasing

    A jump in fuel prices pushed the United States March retail prices index to its highest in twelve months, 0.6%. However the good news is that core inflation which excludes energy and food costs rose by 0.1%, down from 0.2% in February and 0.3% in January.

  • Tuesday, April 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil and Venezuela reach consensus in energy summit

    Pte. Lula da Silva and Pte. Hugo Chavez

    South American leaders meeting in Venezuela for the first regional energy summit agreed on Tuesday a declaration that includes traditional and alternative fuels, such as ethanol, plus the creation of the South American Energy Council to follow up hemispheric energy related agreements.

  • Monday, April 9th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's expands project to cut Argentine gas dependence

    Chile could be one step closer to securing its energy supply if a new 800 million US dollars liquid natural gas (LNG) plant receives government approval. The Quintero plant (Region V) was initially designed with a capacity for 5.7 million cubic meter NLG, but has now been expanded to a 10 million cubic meters.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Veggie-fueled vehicle” links Alaska with Ushuaia

    In a fire engine fuelled by Chilean chip fat, Mexican lard, Colombian palm oil, Argentine soybean and corn oil Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt completed last week the longest journey made without diesel or petrol.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Botnia pulp mill closed down 48 hours because of accident

    The controversial Botnia-Orion pulp mill under construction in Uruguay and which has caused an escalating conflict with neighboring Argentina will cease all activities for 48 hours following the death of a welder assistant crushed Tuesday in a labor accident.

  • Saturday, March 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    El Salvador chosen as “pilot” country for ethanol project

    Pte. Lula da Silva & Pte. Bush at the end of a joint news conference at Camp David

    United States and Brazil invited El Salvador to become the “pilot” country for the production of ethanol thus helping to save on hydrocarbons, was confirmed in El Salvador by the country's president Elias Antonio Saca.

  • Saturday, March 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pulp mills protestors begin eight days blocakes

    Easter pickets for Uruguayan and Argentine vacationers

    Residents from the Argentine province of Entre Rios and environmentalists begun Saturday an eight days coordinated blockade of all three accesses to neighboring Uruguay in protest for the construction of a pulp mill which they claim will cause irreparable damage to the environment.

  • Friday, March 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Oil at US$66 over Iranian tensions

    Oil prices surge as tensions in Iran

    Oil prices briefly surged above US$66 a barrel yesterday, driven to new six-month highs by the fear that strained relations between Iran and the West could put exports in jeopardy, as US gasoline inventories are declining and demand is strengthening.

  • Friday, March 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina to blacklist oil companies operating in Falklands

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido

    Argentina took a step further Thursday in its diplomatic rift with the United Kingdom by announcing the creation of a register of oil companies which will not be allowed to operate on the mainland if engaged in exploration or any kind of production on the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, March 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Italy/Chile cooperation in renewable energy sector

    Minister Prodi & Pte. Bachelet

    Chile's presidential Palace La Moneda put out the red carpet this week for a quick official visit from Italy's Prime Minister Romano Prodi. During the day-long visit Prodi announced his country hoped to increase investment in Chile, especially in the renewable energy sector.