Venezuela Disputes Guyana’s Account Of Incident Involving ExxonMobil Ships

(CMC, 11.Jan.2019) — Venezuela has disputed Guyana’s account of what Georgetown said was the dangerous incursion into local waters after…

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Trinidad Energy Sector Outlook 2019

(T&T Energy Chamber CEO Thackwray ‘Dax’ Driver, 6.Jan.2019) — Trinidad & Tobago’s energy sector is predicted to make a modest…

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Venezuela: A Real Threat To Guyana’s Oil Boom

(Oilprice.com, Nick Cunningham, 27.Dec.2018) — Last Friday, the Guyanese government fell after a no-confidence vote, a move that likely was…

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Venezuela Calls U.S. Comments On Guyana Dispute ‘Interventionist’

(Reuters, 25.Dec.2018) — Venezuela’s foreign ministry on Tuesday described as “interventionist and disrespectful” U.S. comments on a weekend incident in…

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LatAmNRG Briefs: Maurel & Prom Venezuela, Argentina Renewables, Ecopetrol Pre-Salt, Guyana Governance

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 21.Dec.2018) — Heard on the street and LatAmNRG briefs on Argentina’s renewable energy sector, Maurel…

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France’s Maurel & Prom Buys Interest In Shell Field In Venezuela

(Maurel & Prom, 20.Dec.2018) — Etablissements Maurel & Prom announced in the press release published on 12 October 2018 the…

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LatAmNRG Briefs: Guyana, Peru, Venezuela, Trinidad

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman and Piero Stewart, 13.Dec.2018) — Heard on the street and other LatAmNRG briefs from South…

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Mexico’s AMLO Takes Office With Attack on Energy Overhaul

(Bloomberg, Nacha Cattan and Eric Martin, 1.Dec.2018) — After decades of waiting, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador punctuated his arrival as…

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LatAmNRG Panorama 28.Nov.2018: Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin and Piero Stewart, 28.Nov. 2018) — Heard on the street and other LatAmNRG briefs from…

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Venezuela Gov’t Says Sabotage To Blame For Electric Outages In Margarita

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 10.Nov.2018) — An explosion that occurred along a segment of the Northeast Gas Pipeline José…

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Chevron Stayed In Venezuela Long After Rivals Quit

(Wall Street Journal, Kejal Vyas and Bradley Olson, 8.Nov.2018) — For nearly a century, Chevron Corp. has weathered dictatorships, coups and…

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Ex-Venezuela Oil Official Pleads Guilty In Graft Probe

(AP, 2.Nov.2018) The former finance chief of Venezuela’s state oil company pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in an alleged…

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In Guyana, Exxon Oil Project Stirs International Tensions

(Houston Chronicle, James Osborne, 2.Nov.2018) — Almost 4,000 feet beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, off the northern coastline…

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Ex-Venezuelan Oil Exec Admits Bribes In $1.2 Bln Money-Laundering Scheme

(El Nuevo Herald, Jay Weaver And Antonio Maria Delgado, 31.Oct.2018) — A former top official of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company…

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Venezuela: Oil Producer’s Slump Reflects Nation’s Decline

(Ft.com, Gideon Long, John Paul Rathbone, 28.Oct.2018) — Gideon Long in Caracas and John Paul Rathbone in Washington October 28,…

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This Venezuelan Energy Policy Will Kill The Investment We Need

(The Australian Financial Review, Craig Emerson, 28.Oct.2018) — On November 22, 2017, a nation’s government legislated price controls in response…

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Venezuela, Mexico Divert Crude To U.S. As Canadian Barrels Get Stuck

(Reuters, Marianna Parraga, Collin Eaton, 26.Oct.2018) — Cash-strapped state-run oil companies in Mexico and Venezuela have begun diverting crude historically…

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PDVSA Prepares To Make $949 Mln Payment On Citgo-Backed Bond

(Bloomberg, 24.Oct.2018) — Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s plan to make a $949 million bond payment would mark a rare exception…

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Justice Department Demands Details From Glencore On Intermediary Firms

(Reuters, Dmitry Zhdannikov, Julia Payne, 23.Oct.2018) — The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking documents from Glencore (GLEN.L) about intermediary…

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