The first shipment to onshore facilities has been made from the offshore gas field discovered in 2009 in the Gulf of Venezuela by Spain's Repsol and Italy's Eni, Venezuelan officials said.President Nicolas Maduro called the arrival of the gas a historic event during a ceremony on Saturday to mark the completion of the first shipment.
Mexico's state-owned oil giant Pemex has sold the majority of its stake in Spanish energy firm Repsol for approximately 2.2bn Euros with the intervention of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. Pemex has been a shareholder in Repsol for more than 25 years.
Repsol, the Spanish oil company, announced this week that its longstanding executive chairman, Antonio Brufau, would hand over the job of chief executive to Josu Jon Imaz San Miguel, who has been running the company’s upstream operations.
Shareholders of Spain's Repsol approved the oil major's 5 billion dollars settlement with Argentina over the 2012 seizure of YPF at an annual meeting on Friday. The agreement had already been approved by the Argentine Congress and by the board of the Spanish company.
Repsol signed a financing deal Friday with Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA that calls for the Spanish energy major to invest 1.2 billion dollars to boost the output of the companies' Petroquiriquire joint venture.
Repsol appointed Deutsche Bank AG to advise it on the compensation pre-settlement it reached with Argentina regarding the seizure of 51% of YPF in April 2012. The arrangement was negotiated in Buenos Aires this week by ministers from Argentina and Spain, Repsol executives, and representatives from the Spanish company’s two largest shareholders, Mexico's Petroleos Mexicanos, Pemex and Barcelona-based CaixaBank SA.
Bolivian President Evo Morales and the chairman and CEO of Spanish energy major Repsol, Antonio Brufau, inaugurated the newly expanded Margarita natural gas processing plant, with a capacity increased of nearly 70%.
Argentina's nationalized energy company YPF will sue the head of Repsol SA over accusations that YPF's board members were overpaid when the Spanish oil major held a majority stake in the company, the government said.
Singapore wealth fund Temasak has bought a 5% stake in Spanish oil group Repsol for just over one billion Euros, raising its total stake in the company to 6.3%, Repsol said in a release. The operation involves the entire portfolio of Repsol treasury stock at 16.01 Euros per share for a total of 1.036 billion Euros (1.35bn dollars).
The World Bank's arbitration unit has agreed to hear a complaint by Spanish oil firm Repsol over Argentina's nationalization of the company's former energy affiliate YPF.