LatAmOil Top Story archive

15 October 2018, Week 41, Issue 735

Venezuela’s oil output in September was down again, according to OPEC’s latest data. Crude production has been sliding throughout the year as the country’s economic and political crises bite.

09 October 2018, Week 40, Issue 734

Argentina has launched its first auction for offshore acreage in two decades, as it seeks reserves in one of the world’s last hydrocarbon frontiers.

02 October 2018, Week 39, Issue 733

Argentina aims to start exporting 40 mcm per day (14.6 bcm per year) of LNG in 2023, and gradually increase that to 120 mcm per day (43.8 bcm per year) by 2025.

24 September 2018, Week 38, Issue 732

The approval of a new hydrocarbons law in Peru could lure the necessary investment to reactivate production at 4,500 shuttered oil wells, according to the National Society of Mining, Petroleum and...

18 September 2018, Week 37, Issue 731

Ecuador’s government has launched the Intracampos licensing round for eight onshore blocks in the north of the country.

11 September 2018, Week 36, Issue 730

Petrobras has announced a new policy to hold fuel prices level for up to 15 days by using a hedging programme to reduce price volatility for customers.

04 September, Week 35, Issue 729

Royal Dutch Shell intends to shift into full-scale development of its first block in the Vaca Muerta shale in Argentina in 2019.

28 August 2018, Week 34, Issue 728

The president of BP’s Brazilian business used a recent event in Rio de Janeiro to extol the competitiveness of the country’s pre-salt compared to other global oil producing regions.

21 August 2018, Week 33, Issue 727

Ecopetrol has cut its planned spending in 2018 by US$500 million, but insists its full-year production target of 715,000-725,000 boepd remains on track.

14 August 2018, Week 32, Issue 726

Argentina’s YPF aims to move into full development on two more blocks in the Vaca Muerta this year. 

07 August 2018, Week 31, Issue 725

Frontera Energy said normal operations at the Nor Peruano oil pipeline in Peru are expected to resume at the end of August.

31 July 2018, Week 30, Issue 724

Bolivia is positioning itself to negotiate new rates for natural gas deliveries to Argentina.

24 July 2018

Frontera Energy has cancelled a contract with Colombian logistics firm Cenit to transport crude oil through the bomb-hit Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline.

17 July 2018, Week 28, Issue 722

The highest court in Ecuador has upheld a US$9.5 billion damages award against US super-major Chevron over pollution in the Amazon.

10 July 2018, Week 27, Issue 721

Trafigura is struggling to bring its 30,000-bpd oil refinery, the fifth largest in Argentina, back on line as workers protest plans to reduce the workforce.