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Energy & Oil

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Chile launches Lithium and Salt Flats Committee

    The new body adds to President Boric's lithium strategy outlined last month

    Chile's Government Monday approved the creation of the “Lithium and Salt Flats Committee” to add to the National Lithium Strategy announced last month in areas involving the Economic Development Agency (Corfo) and also as a technical advisory body, it was reported in Santiago.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 10:19 UTC

    Petrobras creates diversity management position

    To fill the position, Petrobras will hold an internal selection process, aimed exclusively at people from under-represented groups

    Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras Monday announced the creation of a diversity, equity, and inclusion managerial position, Agencia Brasil reported.

  • Tuesday, May 16th 2023 - 02:00 UTC

    Australia approves new coal mine: 2,5 million tons in five years

    Scientists have repeatedly warned that any new fossil fuel projects are not compatible with global climate goals.

    Despite elected on a climate action platform the Australian government has approved a new coal mine for the first time since it was elected, reports the BBC from Canberra. The government was bound by national environment laws when considering Central Queensland's Isaac River coal mine, a spokeswoman said.

  • Saturday, May 13th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Lithium exporters announce huge merger in Argentina

    Allkem shareholders will own approximately 56% and Livent shareholders will own approximately 44% of NewCo, it was announced

    Argentina's two only lithium exporters -Allkem (Australia) and Livent (LTHM)- have announced a multi-billion dollar merger. The companies operating in Catamarca and Jujuy will launch a new company valued at US$10.6 billion, it was reported.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 23:02 UTC

    Canadian company JHI to explore for oil and gas in Falklands' waters

    In December, Argos Resources agreed for Canada-based JHI to acquire Argos' PL001 Production License interests for new shares in JHI, plus a cash payment. Photo: RAPHAEL WOLLMANN/ GETTY IMAGES

    Oil and gas exploration company Argos Resources is set to sell its sole asset, the PL 001 production license in the North Falkland Islands, which is estimated to hold around 3 billion barrels of oil, to JHI. After completing the transaction, Argos plans to seek to delist from AIM and wind up the company.

  • Thursday, May 4th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Argentine deputies want lithium nationalized

    “It is time to break with the extractivist-export model [and] modify the mining code...,” Alderete said

    A group of lawmakers from Argentine's ruling Everybody's Front (Frente de Todos - FdT) has launched an initiative to nationalize the country's lithium resources, it was reported Wednesday in Buenos Aires.

  • Tuesday, May 2nd 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Bolivia finds new oil well, President Arce announces

    The finding will help Bolivians have “the dreamed country,” Arce said in his Labor Day message

    Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora Monday announced the discovery of the YOPE-X1 hydrocarbon well in the municipality of Yapacani, in the department of Santa Cruz, it was reported.

  • Wednesday, April 26th 2023 - 10:17 UTC

    No Labor Day parade in Cuba due to fuel shortage

    Díaz-Canel explained that the situation responds to the “non-compliance” of supplying countries that are also going through a “complex energy situation.”

    Cuban authorities had to cancel the traditional May 1 Labor Day Revolution Square parade due to the shortage of fuel, it was announced Tuesday. Smaller events will be staged instead in “communities, labor, and student centers for several days and parades in the country's municipalities,” it was explained. The main event will take place in Havana's Malecon.

  • Tuesday, April 25th 2023 - 12:43 UTC

    Argentina to export oil to Chile again

    Iuliano said that if something has to be fixed, “there would be a change in the schedule.”

    Beginning in June, Argentina will resume exporting oil to Chile after 17 years, the website Rio Negro reported.

  • Friday, April 21st 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Chile announces national lithium strategy

    “I have no doubt that we can do it well,” Boric said. Photo: GETTY IMAGES

    Chilean President Gabriel Boric Font Thursday launched a new state lithium policy which includes the creation of the National Lithium Company and the participation of private companies in new developments. Chile is the world's second-largest lithium producer, behind Australia.