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Shell drills dry hole at Brazil’s Saturno prospect

30 July 2020

Royal Dutch Shell’s first well at the Saturno prospect in Brazil has reportedly turned out to be a dry hole.

Petrobras approves tender to build three new FPSOs at Búzios

30 July 2020

Brazil’s state-controlled oil and gas company Petrobras will soon launch a tender for the construction of three floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) units for use at the Búzios oilfield.

Colombia’s Promigas acquires Peruvian distributor Gascop

30 July 2020

Colombian natural gas transporter Promigas has expanded its portfolio in neighbouring Peru by acquiring Gas Comprimido del Perú (Gascop).

Venezuelan opposition leader’s US envoy to probe alleged oil resales

30 July 2020

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s US envoy has said he will investigate the possibility that Cuba is reselling some of the crude oil and refined fuels that it buys from Venezuela on favourable terms.

NRG: Beyond oil

28 July 2020

Curaçao’s plans for restarting the Isla refinery fizzle

23 July 2020

RdK, the state-owned company that operates Curaçao’s Isla refinery, has reported that talks with Klesch Group have collapsed.

Wärtsilä to build fuel-switching power plant in USVI

23 July 2020

Finland’s Wärtsilä is set to help the US Virgin Islands (USVI) move forward with plans to increase the use of LPG as a fuel for electricity generation.

Ecopetrol makes upward revision to capital investment budget for 2020

23 July 2020

Colombia’s national oil company (NOC) Ecopetrol has raised its capital investment budget for 2020.

Okra Energy subsidiary to deliver LNG to Mexico’s Énestas

23 July 2020

A subsidiary of US-based Okra Energy has announced plans to deliver LNG to a customer in Mexico.

Petrobras completes stake sale of oilfield cluster to Trident

23 July 2020

Brazil’s state-run oil and gas major Petrobras has completed the sale of a stake in Polos de Pampo e Enchova, a cluster of 10 offshore oilfields, to the independent company Trident Energy do Brasil.

Brazil increases crude oil exports by 36.8% in first half of 2020

23 July 2020

Brazil increased its exports of crude oil by 36.8% year on year in the first six months of 2020, according to government foreign trade data.

Petrobras halts aviation gasoline imports

23 July 2020

Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petrobras has stopped importing aviation gasoline (avgas) as a preventative measure, following tests on a batch flagged for potential problems.

Argentina’s oil production plunges to lowest level in 20 years

22 July 2020

Argentina has reported that crude oil production plunged to its lowest level in 20 years in May.

Former Pemex boss extradited from Spain to face corruption charges

22 July 2020

Emilio Lozoya, the former head of Mexico’s state oil and gas major Pemex, has been extradited from Spain to face allegations of corruption related to bribery at a Brazilian construction firm.

NRG: A global mixed bag

21 July 2020

The global pandemic is beginning to sort the weak from the strong, with some oil and gas projects receiving continued support despite the downturn while others are being labelled “wait and see”

Guyana’s electoral dilemma

17 July 2020

As ExxonMobil brings production back on stream at Liza, the US government is taking steps to penalise Guyanese officials involved in stalling the electoral process.

GeoPark seeks to withdraw from Morona block in Peru

16 July 2020

GeoPark has announced plans to withdraw from the Morona block in Peru.

Pandemic having disproportionate impact on Brazil’s offshore oil workers

16 July 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic appears to be having a disproportionate impact on offshore oil and gas personnel in Brazil.

Petrobras pre-qualifies international, local companies to bid for Bahia LNG lease

16 July 2020

Brazil’s national oil company (NOC) Petrobras has pre-qualified 10 companies to participate in a bidding contest for the right to lease the underutilised Bahia LNG terminal, along with an associated pipeline.

Pemex, US-led consortium ordered to unitise Zama oilfield

16 July 2020

Mexico’s state oil company Pemex and a US-led private consortium have been told they must establish a joint development plan for the Zama oil discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.

ANP to resume offers of open access to Gasbol pipeline

16 July 2020

Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) is preparing to offer open access to the Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline (Gasbol) once again.

IOCs said to be mulling bids for Brazil’s offshore Golfinho cluster

15 July 2020

As Brazil’s national oil company (NOC) Petrobras moves forward with plans to sell the Golfinho cluster, it is on track to receive bids from several international oil companies (IOCs), including Norway's BW Offshore and DBO Energy.

US oil imports from Mexico surge to 8-year high

15 July 2020

The volume of crude oil imported from Mexico into the US jumped to its highest level in more than eight years in early June.

Argentina looking to revive plans for expansion of gas pipelines

15 July 2020

Argentina’s natural gas regulator Enargas is taking steps to revive a pipeline expansion programme that has been on hold.

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