LatAmOil - Latin America Oil & Gas

16 January 2020

YPFB granted permission to pump gas to other customers in Brazil

15 January 2020

Brazil’s government revealed last week that it had authorised Bolivia’s national oil company (NOC) YPFB to target a wider range of customers.

Brazil eyes mechanism to reduce impact of high global oil prices

15 January 2020

The Brazilian government is looking into establishing a mechanism that would reduce the potential impact of high international crude prices on the country’s domestic fuel market.

Brazil’s Cosan seeks permits for new gas export route

15 January 2020

Brazilian conglomerate Cosan has applied for environmental permits to build a second section of an offshore natural gas export pipeline.

Karoon Gas ready to drill Peru’s Marina-1 exploration well

15 January 2020

The Australian oil and gas company Karoon Gas has said it is ready to drill the Marina-1 exploration well in Peru’s Tumbes Basin alongside its project partners, Tullow Oil and Pitkin Petroleum.

Eagle LNG Partners awards contract for small-scale LNG plant

14 January 2020

US-based Eagle LNG Partners has awarded an engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) contract for a small-scale LNG project that will target buyers in the Caribbean Sea region.

Maduro, opposition MPs spar over proposed changes to JV ownership

13 January 2020

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's plans for authorising changes in PdVSA JV ownership have stalled amidst ongoing conflict with the political opposition over control of the legislature.

Guyana attains oil producer status

9 January 2020

ExxonMobil and its partners began extracting oil from the offshore Liza field on December 20, and they may see production rise to 750,000 bpd within five years.

Energía del Pacífico moving ahead with LNG project in El Salvador

9 January 2020

The Energía del Pacífico (EDP) venture is working to establish the infrastructure facilities needed to allow EDP to import and regasify LNG so that it can serve as fuel for a thermal power plant (TPP).

Klesch Group to take control of Curacao refinery, edging out PdVSA

9 January 2020

Refineria di Korsou (RdK), the owner of the Curacao oil-processing plant, has recently agreed to a buy-out deal with the Klesch Group, a privately held international industrial commodities firm.

Pemex’s plans to speed up drilling fall flat

9 January 2020

Mexico’s national oil company (NOC) Pemex has failed in its effort to accelerate drilling at 20 key fields in 2019 by using local service providers.

Mexican president calls for re-routing of Tuxpan-Tula gas pipeline

9 January 2020

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he wants Canada’s TC Energy to change the route of the natural gas pipeline it is building between Tuxpan and Tula.