South & Central America
Venezuelan crunch time
17 November 2017
Venezuela faces steep bond payments before the end of the year. It is looking to Russia to help keep it from default
Venezuela's debt crisis deepens
15 November 2017
It's crunch time in Caracas after the country defaulted on two bond payments and oil output continued its freefall
Panama puts itself forward
10 November 2017
The Central American nation wants to make the most of its geographical position to supply the rest of the continent with energy
Venezuela's combustible crisis
30 August 2017
President Nicolás Maduro's power grab has plunged the nation deeper into despair. What's the end game?
Bolivia—another strike from the resources curse?
4 August 2017
An IMF study fears Bolivia's gas boom could explode. It wants the government to change tack
US sanctions on Venezuela are largely symbolic
2 August 2017
The oil market was waiting for an embargo. But a full blockade would have hurt American firms too
Colombia's peace brings little oil dividend
2 August 2017
Once an industry darling, the country's energy industry is still struggling with a rebel threat and local community strife
Ecuador muddling on
26 July 2017
The South American producer needs an overhaul to spur new oil growth. Its new president isn't likely to deliver
Yet another Brazilian crisis
26 July 2017
The country's oil reforms are promising, but the president's scandal-plagued term could undermine their longevity
US oil sanctions on Venezuela would escalate crisis
21 July 2017
As Donald Trump threatens to introduce measures against the South American nation's exports, the outcome could be ruinous for all concerned
New nationalisation threat in Venezuela?
7 July 2017
The spectre of a state grab of oil assets looms as the nation moves to rewrite its constitution
Latin America and the Caribbean Energy Scenarios: Rock, Tango or Samba?
8 June 2017
There has been much talk of energy integration in Latin America and the Caribbean for decades but progress has been patchy. A new report from the World Energy Council presents potential scenarios for the region
Venezuela courting disaster
17 May 2017
A Supreme Court ruling has given the president broad authority to strike oil deals. Will there be any takers?
Brazil's buyers beware
17 May 2017
The country has taken steps in the right direction. But the risks are too great to ignore
Reshuffle in Caracas
13 February 2017
New appointments show Maduro plans to hold his course
Venezuela on the precipice
13 February 2017
The Opec deal is not enough to rescue Venezuela and its indebted state company PdV
Argentina - closing the deal
5 December 2016
Argentina will spend 2017 trying to come good on its upstream promise
South America - the after-party continent
3 December 2016
Oil's price bust forced yet more change in Latin America's energy sector. Venezuela was worst hit
After the car wash
30 November 2016
A modest oil-price rise, and pro-investor reforms, should spark a recovery for Brazilian energy and Petrobras in 2017
Limited options for Venezuela
30 November 2016
Venezuela's oil output is falling and fundamental change is needed to rescue it in 2017
Desperate Venezuela
30 November 2016
Oil output is falling and the state company is struggling to pull itself out of a dangerous tailspin
Mexico - a serious opening
23 November 2016
The reforms underway in Mexico’s energy sector are profound – and 2017 will accelerate them
Macri's reforms burned in gas-tariff fight
14 October 2016
A retreat on subsidy cuts casts doubts on the Argentine president’s broader energy agenda
Colombia's collateral damage
26 August 2016
Efforts to end Colombia’s decades-old war were supposed to bring security to the country’s oil sector, but are doing the opposite
Peru's unfinished business
8 June 2016
Peru has the makings of a regional gas powerhouse if the next government keeps things on track
How much worse can it get for Venezuela?
3 May 2016
The country's oil industry would suffer badly in a default scenario