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Machado Says Venezuela “Show Can’t Go On”

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 13.Jul.2018) – Opposition leader María Corina Machado said the “show can’t go on” during a video broadcast from Punto Fijo ...
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Ecuador Court Upholds $9 Bln Chevron Ruling

(AP, 13.Jul.2018) – Ecuador's highest court has upheld a US$9.5 billion judgment against oil giant Chevron for decades of rainforest damage. Plaintiffs celebrated the constitutional ...
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Pemex, Energy Offices to be Moved

(Natural Gas Intelligence, Ronald Buchanan, 13.Jul.2018) – Mexico President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador aims to decentralize the government in a sweeping plan to ease the ...
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Guyana’s Doors Open for Caricom Investors

(CMC, 13.Jul.2018) – President David Granger has extended an invitation to Caricom member states to invest in the oil sector and other sectors of Guyana ...
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Ecuador’s ITT Output Around 60 Mb/d

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 13.Jul.2018) – Oil production from the Ishpingo, Tambococha and Tiputini or ITT field is around 60,000 barrels per day. With ...
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CNH Says Mexico Must Reduce Oil Dependence

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 13.Jul.2018) – Mexico must reduce its dependence on the United States in regards energy issues. The country can achieve this ...
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Indigenous Groups Await Chevron Payments

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 12.Jul.2018) – Indigenous groups in Ecuador that were affected by activities of San Roman, California-based Chevron in the country continue ...
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FDI in LAC Region Falls for Third Straight Year

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 12.Jul.2018) – Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean fell for a third straight year in 2017, ...
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Bolivia, Argentina to Meet Over Gas Volumes

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 12.Jul.2018) – The Bolivian government is still analyzing Argentina's request to increase natural gas export volumes during the winter season ...
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ANCAP and ALUR Combined $160 Mln Credits

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 12.Jul.2018) – Two resolutions from the Uruguayan government late last month will authorize Ancap and ALUR to access credits for ...
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No End In Sight For Venezuela’s Oil Crisis

(OilPrice.com, Nick Cunningham, 12.Jul.2018) – Venezuela’s oil production plunged by another 47,500 barrels per day (bpd) in June, compared to a month earlier. An exodus ...
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TDI Operating One Rig in Mexico

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 12.Jul.2018) – Trinidad Drilling Ltd. announced its international joint venture (TDI) currently has two rigs operating, one in Bahrain and ...
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Mexico’s Gov’t to Focus on Boosting Fuel Output

(Reuters, 12.Jul.2018) – Mexico’s next energy agenda will prioritize increasing gasoline and diesel production and later decide on possible changes to the industry reform championed ...
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AMLO Seeks to End Mexico’s Energy Dependence

(TeleSur, 11.Jul.2018) – Mexico's national energy demand has become highly dependent on the United States. Mexico's next energy minister under president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ...
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Argentina Affirms Liberalization Of Fuels Market

(Institute of the Americas, Jeremy Martin, 11.Jul.2018) – Directly answering a question during an interview in a local media program about the issue of fuels ...
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The Caracas Metro: Still Standing For Now

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 11.Jul.2018) – The subway system serving the Venezuelan capital is on the verge of collapse due to lackluster maintenance amid ...
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Ecuador, Venezuela Output Down, OPEC Reports

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 11.Jul.2018) – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries published its July 2018 edition of its Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) ...
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PetroCaribe Fund to Flow into Government Coffers

(Jamaica Gleaner, 11.Jul.2018) – In a matter of months, the US$1.6 billion, or more than J$208 billion, now in the PetroCaribe Development Fund (PDF) is ...
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Mexican Refineries a Must for “Energy Security”

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 10.Jul.2018) – Given Mexico’s dependence on imported fuel, construction of two new refineries in the country “isn’t a business issue, ...
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Pemex Alerts Against Criminal Group

(Pemex, 10.Jul.2018) – The State-Owned Productive Company filed a criminal report before the Office of the Attorney General to initiate the investigation of this suspected ...
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Costa Rica to Use Plastics for Roads

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 10.Jul.2018) – A small Central American country will be considered a pioneer in the region with use of a type ...
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EP PetroEcuador, Politécnica Nacional Sign Deal

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 10.Jul.2018) – EP PetroEcuador and the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN by its Spanish acronym) signed an Inter-institutional Technical Cooperation Agreement ...
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UDLA Students Visit Soil Treatment Center

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 10.Jul.2018) – Nearly 27 engineering students studying Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology Engineering at Ecuador's Americas University (Universidad de las Américas ...
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BP Opens 6 Petrol Stations in Campeche

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 10.Jul.2018) – British Petroleum extended its operations in the country this week. Today, we have arrived to Campeche, a state ...
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Pemex Alerts on Fraud Via Identity Theft

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 10.Jul.2018) – Pemex filed a complaint with the Attorney General's Office demanding the entity investigate the alleged crimes. In its ...
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Trinidad Seeks Assistance In Leak Cleanup

(LoopTT, 9.Jul.2018) – Cleanup operations continue following a leak at the Couva Marine 2 Well. Personnel with the Energy Ministry and Petrotrin’s Incident Command team ...
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Echo Says Completes Drilling CSo-2001(d) Well

(Echo Energy plc, 9.Jul.2018) – Echo Energy plc successfully completed drilling of the CSo-2001(d) well in which a notable gas column has been interpreted from ...
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Trinidad Seeks Help As Oil Well Ruptures

(Prensa Latina, 9.Jul.2018) – A fuel leak in the Couva platform, in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad and Tobago, continues today after four days of ...
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Frontera Ends Pacific Midstream Sale Agreement

(Frontera Energy Corporation, 9.Jul.2018) – Frontera Energy Corporation announced that, effective July 6, 2018, it has terminated its agreement to purchase 36.36% of Pacific Midstream ...
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Frontera’s Intent to Implement Course Issuer Bid

(Frontera Energy Corporation, 9.Jul.2018) – Frontera Energy Corporation intends to implement a normal course issuer bid (NCIB) for its common shares. The NCIB will be ...
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Renaissance Approved to Develop Chiapas Blocks

(Renaissance Oil Corp. 9.Jul.2018) – Renaissance Oil Corp. received final authorizations from the relevant Mexican authorities to proceed with the development program on the company's ...
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Renaissance Says Pitepec Block Details Attractive

(Renaissance Oil Corp. 9.Jul.2018) – Renaissance Oil Corp. recently signed a Right of First Refusal (ROFR), for the Pitepec block, adjacent to the north of ...
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ENAP Says Clean Energy is Chile’s Future

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 9.Jul.2018) – Chile’s state oil company ENAP says it’s developing a wind park in Magallanes in an official Twitter post ...
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Role of Peru’s Hydrocarbon Industry on Development

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 9.Jul.2018) – PeruPetro will host a conference titled “Role of the Petroleum and Gas Industry for Peru’s Economic Development.” Details ...
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Haiti Backtracks on Fuel Increase

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 9.Jul.2018) – The Haitian government reversed a controversial fuel hike announced over the weekend due to violent protest in the ...
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IEnova to Spend $150 Mln on Mexican Terminal

(San Diego Union Tribune, Rob Nikolewski, 9.Jul.2018) – Continuing its aggressive corporate strategy, IEnova – the Mexican subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy – added ...
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ExxonMobil says Not Funding Political Party in Guyana

(Stabroek News, Marcelle Thomas, 8.Jul.2018) – Facing questions from a parliamentary committee, ExxonMobil yesterday denied that it was funding any political party or political initiatives ...
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Quevedo Prays for Higher Venezuelan Output

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 8.Jul.2018) – Venezuela’s Oil Minister General Manuel Quevedo prayed to God in search of divine assistance to boost Venezuela’s oil ...
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Could Guyana’s Oil Fortunes Curse Country?

(Energy Analytics Institute, Pietro D. Pitts, 8.Jul.2018) – Recent success in Guyana’s oil sector could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Guyana doesn’t yet produce ...
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Ecopetrol to Operate Dina Gas Plant

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 8.Jul.2018) – The gas plant has treatment capacity of 10 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas. Ecopetrol ...
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Chile to Export Gas to Argentina

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 8.Jul.2018) – Chile signed an agreement to export natural gas to Argentina over the next three years. The agreement allows ...
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Melbana Says UK Investors Eyeing Cuba

(Melbana Energy Limited, 2.Jul.2018) – Melbana Energy Limited announced a potential dual listing on the UK’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) is being actively considered, as ...
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ET Energy Launches 31.6 MWp Projects in Chile

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 7.Jul.2018) – ET Energy commenced construction of two solar projects in Chile. “For us, the development and construction of these ...
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Echo Announces Mobilization of Well Testing

(Echo Energy plc, 6.Jul.2018) – Echo Energy plc announces mobilisation of the Quintana 01 testing / completion rig to the Fracción C, Fracción D and ...
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Pemex Divests Participation in PMV

(Pemex, 6.Jul.2018) – Petróleos Mexicanos divested its participation in Petroquímica Mexicana de Vinilo through an agreement with Mexichem. As part of Pemex’s strategy of maximizing ...
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Ecopetrol to Prepay Loan of COP$ 1.4 Tln

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 6.Jul.2018) – Colombia’s state oil company Ecopetrol will prepay the entire syndicated loan it entered into in 2013 with local ...
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Guyana Pre-2020 Investment Boom

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 6.Jul.2018) – Oil production will begin in 2020, and the boom in investment beforehand will continue to drive activity, writes ...
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Ecopetrol Finds New Oil in Cundinamarca

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 5.Jul.2018) – A find at the Búfalo-1 well confirmed the presence of oil in the Valle Medio del Magdalena, located ...
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China Gives New Life to Venezuela Despite US’ Ire

(Sputnik News, 5.Jul.2018) – China is lending its helping hand to Venezuela to stabilize the country's oil sector, analysts told Sputnik, adding that Beijing's economic ...
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PetroAmazonas EP Producing Close to 405 Mb/d

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 5.Jul.2018) – Ecuador’s PetroAmazonas EP actual production is close to 405,000 barrels per day (b/d). The company’s average cost was ...
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PetroVictoria Producing 10,000 b/d

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 5.Jul.2018) – The heavy oil project is currently producing 10,000 barrels per day, according to PDVSA. PetroVictoria, is a joint ...
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PDVSA Installs Two Heavy Oil Desalters

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 5.Jul.2018) – The land transfer of two from Bolívar to Anzoátegui states, for oil crude desalination has successfully been completed ...
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First T&T Jack Up Delivers Gas

(Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, Sasha Harrinanan, 4.Jul.2018) – Well Services Rig 110, owned by local drilling contractor Well Services Petroleum Co Ltd (Well Services), is ...
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Atlas to Invest $114.4 Mln in Uruguay

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 4.Jul.2018) – U.S. company Atlas Renewable Energy plans investments of $114.4 million in Uruguay. Atlas announced closing of long-term financing ...
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Ecuador Cos Invest $400 Mln in Certificates

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 4.Jul.2018) – The two electric companies from the South American country will invest a total of $400 million in Treasury ...
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Ecuador Looks to Avoid Issuing More Debt

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 4.Jul.2018) – The South America country will explore other financial options to cover its deficit of some $9.5 billion. “We ...
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Bolivia’s Hydroelectric Potential 38,000 MW, CAF Says

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 4.Jul.2018) – This figure is according to the most recent study results, and excludes protected areas. The figure climbs to ...
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ENDE to Investigate High Electricity Rates

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 4.Jul.2018) – Citizens in the city of Trinidad, located in department of Beni, continue to protests elevated electricity rates. As ...
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Petrobras, CNPC to Finish Rio Refinery

(Efe, 4.Jul.2018) – Brazilian state oil company Petrobras and China's state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation signed a letter of intent to conclude construction of a ...
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China to Invest $250 mln to Boost Venezuela’s Oil Sector

(Bloomberg, 4.Jul.2018) – Venezuela’s distressed oil sector may get some much needed financing from China, Finance Minister Simon Zerpa said after meetings with officials from ...
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Venezuela’s Declining Crude Exports Squeeze India’s Refiners

(Reuters, Marianna Parraga, 3.Jul.2018) – Venezuela’s crude shipments to India, its third largest export market, fell 21 percent in the first half of the year, ...
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Oil Price Weighs on Barbados’ Inflation

(Trinidad Express, Aleem Khan, 4.Jul.2019) – High oil prices on their own appear to be good neither for Trinidad and Tobago nor Barbados, according to ...
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T&T’s Energy Issues

(Trinidad Express, David Renwick, 3.Jul.2018) – You don’t have to look very far to determine the issues facing the Trinidad and Tobago energy industry at ...
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Methanol, Ammonia Prices to Remain Flat

(Trinidad Guardian, 4.Jul.2018) – The Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries is predicting that over the next five years methanol prices will average US$375 per ...
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China Throws Venezuela’s Oil Industry $5B Lifeline

(OilPrice.com, Irina Slav) – China’s Development Bank has approved a US$5-billion loan for Venezuela’s oil industry, Bloomberg reports, quoting the troubled South American country’s Finance ...
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PetroTal Reports First Oil from Bretana

(PetroTal Corp., 3.Jul.2018) – PetroTal Corp. achieved first oil production from the Bretana Norte discovery well at the Bretana field in Block 95 in Peru ...
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Venezuela to Get $250 mln from China

(Reuters, 3.Jul.2018) – Venezuela will receive $250 million from the China Development Bank to boost the OPEC nation’s oil production, the South American country’s Finance ...
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National Oil Co for Guyana Would Be Disaster

(Stabroek News, 3.Jun.2018) – The creation of a National Oil Company (NOC) will be “a disaster” for this country warns former Government Advisor on Petroleum, ...
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US$1.4B Deal to Restart St Croix Refinery

(Stabroek News, 3.Jun.2018) – U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp announced yesterday an agreement which would reopen one of the world’s largest refineries, create ...
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Petrozamora Incorporates Steam Generators in Zulia

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 3.Jul.2018) – PDVSA Petrozamora, a joint venture comprised of PDVSA and Russia’s Gazprom, completed recovery and incorporation of two steam ...
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PetroPiar Ends Preventative Maintenance

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 3.Jul.2018) – Work on the upgrader concluded four days ahead of schedule, according to Caracas-based PDVSA. Operational activities at the ...
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PentaNova, YPF Discuss Llancanelo Issues

(PentaNova Energy Corp., 3.Jul.2018) – PentaNova has been attempting to negotiate a payment plan for cash call balances with YPF without success to date. As ...
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World Bank Sees $65/bbl Oil for 2019

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 3.July.2018) – The price of crude oil is forecast to approach around $65/barrel in 2019 by the organization. However, the ...
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Cabinet Removes Energy Portfolio Over Petrojam

(Jamaica Gleaner, 2.Jul.2018) – Dr Andrew Wheatley has been stripped of the energy portfolio as the government implements a raft of changes at the controversy-plagued ...
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Free Oil Market to Reign in Argentina

(Bloomberg, 2.Jul.2018) – Argentina’s move to a free market for energy prices remains on track. A recent decision to cap crude oil prices and limit ...
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Melbana to Spud Cuba Well in December

(Melbana Energy Limited, 2.Jul.2018) – Australia’s Melbana Energy Limited announced preparatory work is continuing in Cuba in readiness for the planned drilling program in Block ...
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Argentina to Free Retail Fuel Prices

(Reuters, Luc Cohen, 1.Jul.2018) – Argentina will allow fuel retailers to freely set pump prices starting in August, according to an Energy Ministry official familiar ...
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Pipeline Releases 125 Bbls into Magdalena River

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 30.Jun.2018) – Ecopetrol announced an oil spill of 125 barrels into the Magdalena River. The spill occurred while repair activities ...
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ISA CTEEP Awarded $1.7 Bln Projects in Brazil

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 30.Jun.2018) – The company was awarded two areas that total 2,560 kilometers of transmission lines, and substations with transformation capacity ...
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Frontera to Spud Delfin Sur-1 Offshore Peru

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 30.Jun.2018) – Canada’s Frontera Energy Corporation announced commencement of mobilization of the Petrex-10 drilling offshore Peru. Drilling of the Delfin ...
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Brazil: What’s Next for Upstream, Refining

(Energy Analytics Institute, Aaron Simonsky, 29.Jun.2018) – Watch the Inter-American Dialogue debate, Energy Policy in Brazil: What’s Next for Upstream, Refining and LNG. *** ...
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Brazil Output to Reach 5.5 MMb/d: Oddone

(Energy Analytics Institute, Aaron Simonsky, 29.Jun.2018) – "Brazil's oil production could reach 5.5 million barrels per day by 2027," ANP General Director Décio Oddone, said ...
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Brazil Deep-water Competitiveness: José Firmo

(Energy Analytics Institute, Aaron Simonsky, 29.Jun.2018) – "Today Brazil is the most competitive in all of deepwater and ultra-deepwater,” José Firmo, Brazilian Petroleum Institute, said ...
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ENAP Board Appoints New CEO

(ENAP, 29.Jun.2018) – The new executive has a long and successful career, which highlights his experience in the management of large companies, as well as ...
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Venezuela’s Oil Ministry Has New Website

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 29.Jun.2018) – Venezuela’s Oil Ministry launched its new website and promotional video regarding the same. 🇻🇪🌐 #WEB | Desde @MinPetroleoVE ...
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Sapura E&P Signs PSC in Mexico

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 29.Jun.2018) – Three months after being awarded Mexico’s Block 30, Sapura and its partners sign a PSC. “We are proud ...
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Sterlite, State Grid Win Brazil Power Licenses

(Reuters, 29.Jun.2018) – India’s Sterlite, China’s State Grid, and Colombia’s Isa clinched licenses to build power transmission lines in Brazil in a government auction on ...
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Venezuela, Trinidad Review Joint Projects

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 29.Jun.2018) – A delegation from Trinidad & Tobago traveled to Venezuela to discuss joint projects and gas related issues. The ...
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Gazprom to Invest $1.2 Bln in Bolivia

(Energy Analytics Institute, Aaron Simonsky, 28.Jun.2018) – Gazprom confirmed it will invest $1.22 billion in the Bolivian petroleum sector. The Russian company’s investments will be ...
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Ecopetrol Director to Divest of Shares

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 28.Jun.2018) – Authorization has been granted to a director to sell shares of Ecopetrol S.A. The Board of Directors of ...
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S&P Affirms Ecopetrol Rating

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 28.Jun.2018) – The rating agency affirmed the investment rating for Ecopetrol, S.A. Standard & Poor’s kept Ecopetrol’s long-term international rating ...
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DOE Assists with $1B Investment in Mexico

(Natural Gas Intelligence, 28.Jun.2018) – Citing a "profound opportunity in Latin America," Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry said the U.S. government would partner ...
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EDP Introduces Blockchain Solution in Brazil

(Renewables Now, 28.Jun.2018) – Energias de Portugal SA (ELI:EDP) announced on Thursday it has become the first to use blockchain technology to measure and record ...
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Brazil to Auction 20 Transmission Lines

(RioTimes, Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter, 28.Jun.2018) – ANEEL (Electric Energy Regulator) in Brazil will conduct the first energy transmission auction of the year on ...
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Ecopetrol Files Collective Labor Claim

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 28.Jun.2018) – Colombia’s state oil company has filed a collective labor agreement claim with the Ministry of Labor. As prescribed ...
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Citgo Appoints Aruba Refinery Executives

(Reuters, 28.Jun.2018) – Citgo Petroleum, the U.S. refining arm of Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA, said it appointed two senior executives to new positions as ...
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PDVSA, Rosneft Officials Discuss Projects

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 28.Jun.2018) – Officials from both oil companies held meetings in Caracas to discuss partnerships. PDVSA President Manuel Quevedo, who also ...
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PDVSA, Reliance Discuss Trade Opportunities

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 28.Jun.2018) – Officials from PDVSA and Reliance assess new trade opportunities. PDVSA President Manuel Quevedo met with a delegation headed ...
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OPEC Deal Implies 1.972 MMb/d from Venezuela

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 27.Jun.2018) – OPEC’s recent agreement in Vienna implies Venezuela’s commitment to comply with oil production of 1.972 million barrels per ...
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ENAP Articulates Gas Export Framework Deal

(ENAP, 27.Jun.2018) – The signing of this agreement positions ENAP as a leading company in managing agreements that allow greater energy integration between both countries ...
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