LatAm Briefs: Argentine Output, Colombian Renewables

(Energy Analytics Institute, 22.Jul.2021) — Energy briefs from the Latin America and Caribbean region including: daily production details from Argentina’s Neuquén region to 13 renewable projects identified by Colombia’s Ecopetrol and more.

Argentina

— Daily production in Argentina’s Neuquén region reached a record 193,000 barrels per day, the highest volume in 16 years, Dario Martinez announced 22 July 2021 on social media.

Brazil

— Brazil is home to 12.3 trillion cubic feet (0.3 trillion cubic meters) of natural gas reserves, the third largest resource based in the South, Central American and Caribbean region, according to according to details in BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy.

Colombia

— Ecopetrol has identified 13 renewable projects across seven departments in Colombia which will add 400 megawatts of power: geothermal (22 MWp), solar (288 MWp), and wind (90 MWp), according to company presentations.

Guyana

— Guyana’s Ministry of Natural Resources donated two bicycles to the Alexander Village Community Policing Group to better assist them in their efforts to monitor their communities, the ministry announced 22 July 2021 on social media.

Mexico

— Mexico’s Energy Secretariat Rocio Nahle visited Baker Hughes offices in Florencia, Italy to see the compressors and turbines on the fabrication line that will eventually be shipped to Pemex’s Dos Bocas Refinery in Mexico, the Sener announced 22 July 2021 on social media.

Venezuela

— “The United States strongly condemns the unjust of 2015 National Assembly representative Freddy Guevara and harassment of interim president Juan Guaido in Venezuela. These reprehensible acts are incompatible with efforts to create conditions for comprehensive negotiations between the Venezuelan opposition and the Nicolas Maduro regime to resolve Venezuela’s crisis,” US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price said Jul. 13 during a press briefing in Washington.

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Norway

— Equinor extends Bristow‘s contract at Bergen base for two years to end of April 2024, with additional two one-year options to extend. Equinor, Shell and Neptune Energy also prolong Bristow contract at Florø base for two years to April 2024, with additional two one-year options to extend. Contract extension applies to crew change operations to the operators’ fields and platforms out of Bergen and Florø, Equinor said in an official company statement.

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