LatAmOil - Latin America Oil & Gas

16 September 2022

Norway’s Yara International seen closing in on deal for Petrobras’ fertiliser unit

15 September 2022

The Norwegian chemical company Yara International is close to acquiring UFN-III, a fertiliser production unit that has been put up for sale by Brazil’s state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

No quick start for Lakach project

15 September 2022

Pemex has said it hopes the Lakach gas field might start production as early as next year, but recent developments at CNH make this outcome unlikely.

Ecuadorean government, indigenous communities sign deal on 12-month suspension of oil licences

15 September 2022

Ecuador’s government has signed an agreement with the leaders of indigenous communities on the suspension of licensing for 15 oil and gas exploration blocks in the Pastaza and Morona Santiago provinces for one year.

Budget committee chair: Mexican government will continue providing extra funding to Pemex

15 September 2022

Mexico’s government will continue to provide extra funding in the national oil company Pemex next year but may revise its forecast for crude prices upward, a legislator has said.

AMLO reports agreement with Valero over inflated fuel import invoices

15 September 2022

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says his government has ironed out disagreements with the US-based refiner Valero Energy over inflated invoices for petroleum product imports.

PM says Trinidad and Tobago should have more leverage over gas development strategy

15 September 2022

Keith Rowley, the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, wants the government to have a greater say in decisions about exploration, production and development strategies in the natural gas sector.

OCP Ecuador asks government to extend 20-year operating contract

15 September 2022

OCP Ecuador, the privately-owned consortium that owns and operates Ecuador’s Heavy Crude Pipeline (OCP) system, is seeking to extend its contract beyond contract beyond January 2024.

Staatsolie aiming for operatorship of shallow-water blocks, VP says

13 September 2022

Suriname’s national oil company Staatsolie has set the goal of leading development work at shallow-water blocks, according to Glenn Corrie, the state-owned firm’s vice president for offshore operations.

Lula reportedly mulling proposals for reversing refinery privatisation

13 September 2022

Advisors to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the top-polling candidate in Brazil’s upcoming presidential election, have mooted the idea of reversing the privatisation of refineries previously owned by Petrobras.

Pemex partially confirms report on methane emissions at Zaap oilfield in December

13 September 2022

Mexico's Pemex has partially confirmed a report on methane leaks at the Ku-Maloob-Zaap oilfields in the southern Gulf of Mexico but says the total amount of gas released was smaller than researchers estimated.

LatAmOil: Petrobras considers offering CCS services to third parties

12 September 2022

Brazil’s national oil company Petrobras is looking into the possibility of broadening the scope of its carbon capture and storage programme and may begin offering services to third parties.

Satellite data reveals additional methane leaks at Zaap oilfield in August

9 September 2022

European researchers have gathered evidence of another large methane leak at Ku-Maloob-Zaap, a cluster of oilfields operated by Mexico’s national oil company (NOC) Pemex.