Chilean plans to close half of the country's coal-fired electricity generating plants by 2025, Energy Minister Juan Carlos Jobet assured Wednesday during a ceremony in which the generating company Engie vowed to either close or convert six of the oldest plants by 2024, with a capacity of 800 megawatts (MW).
Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) CEO Wilson Zelaya announced the state-run company projected an oil income above 1,900 million US dollars for the year 2021, which would represent a 35% growth compared to 2020.
Paraguay's Minister of Industry and Commerce (MIC) Luis Alberto Castiglioni Friday discussed with South Korean Ambassador To Asunción In Shik Woo the establishment of an Auto Parts Technology Center for electric cars in the South American country, which is due to commence in 2022 and last for about five years, it was reported.
Uruguay continues to be Latin America's leading country regarding energy transition towards renewable sources, according to an index released jointly this week by the World Economic Forum and the Accenture consultancy firm.
The 21 MW thermoelectric power plant of Río Turbio Carboniferous Field Wednesday at 8 am began to generate electricity and deliver it to the National Interconnected System, it was announced.
Argentina's state-owned IEASA received offers from 14 companies to supply 24 LNG cargoes at an average price of US$ 6.50/mn Btu. All the offers are expected to be awarded for a total of US$ 330mn, according to the energy secretariat.
YPF, the biggest oil producer in Argentina, said on March 16 that it hiked diesel and gasoline pump prices by 7%, helping to finance a US$2.7 billion investment plan to boost crude output.
Oil is heading toward US$ 70 a barrel after OPEC+ chose not to relax supply curbs even as the global economy pulls out of its pandemic-driven slump, confounding widespread expectations the group would loosen the taps.
The Falkland Islands government has agreed to extend each of Rockhopper Exploration plc’s offshore North Falkland basin petroleum licenses, including the Sea Lion discovery area, until Nov. 1, 2022. The extension includes no additional license commitments. The previous expiry date was May 1, 2021.
Norway's Equinor and YPF have entered into an agreement with Shell to jointly farm-down 30% non-operated interests in the CAN 100 block in the North Argentine basin, offshore Argentina.