South & Central America
Ecuador: In a hurry to mend the past
15 October 2018
After a decade marred by corruption and legal disputes, Ecuador’s reformist government wants a more investment-friendly exploration regime
Life with Amlo
4 October 2018
Mexico's upstream has boomed in recent years, and a bullish new president wants to drive growth
Deep-water feeding frenzy in South America
28 September 2018
Brazil and Guyana lead enthusiasm in continent’s deep waters
Mexican play still a guessing game
7 September 2018
Mexico’s energy sector and IOCs are waiting to see if the new president follows through with his anti-reform election rhetoric
Mexico sets new deep-water pace
30 August 2018
Interest in the North American offshore continues, with Mexican deep-water opportunities expected to star
Reforms bring Argentinian self-sufficiency closer
31 July 2018
New energy investments are reducing Argentina’s import needs
China loans make Venezuela’s outlook more precarious
12 July 2018
Patience is wearing thin among both China and other trading partners
Colombia hopes for a revival
10 July 2018
Duque’s victory in June’s elections is likely to open the way for new upstream investment opportunities
Amlo and the realities of Mexico's oil reform
9 July 2018
The Mexican president-elect needs a strong oil and gas sector to fund a promised social transformation
ExxonMobil drilling heralds oil era in Guyana
15 June 2018
Keen to add to its production base, ExxonMobil hopes to have the oil flowing from offshore Guyana within two years
Latin America’s uncertain LNG future
8 June 2018
Old-guard importers are fading, but new markets are opening. The region’s exporters are adapting to the US threat
Ecuador: Holding steady on Opec cuts
15 May 2018
No plans for an uptick in investment and production in the immediate future
Venezuela: Opec's heavy lifter
14 May 2018
The Latin American producer's sharp fall in output has helped hold the cartel’s deal together
Latin America's oil production struggles to recover
11 May 2018
Venezuela and Mexico are still coping with the fallout from the downturn while Brazil is set to start adding barrels again
China oil financing falls in Latin America
11 May 2018
Beijing’s investment in the region is shifting from oil and other commodities to services
ConocoPhillips judgement piles pressure on Venezuela's PdV
27 April 2018
Venezuela's state oil company is reeling from plummeting output and debts
Elections a new rupture point in Venezuela crisis
16 April 2018
A Maduro loss in May's election could be a turning point, but recovery will be lengthy
Financing Mexico's oil opening
12 April 2018
Reserve-based lending could help bring cash into the country's oil patch—if regulators can get the rules right
Brazil reaps reforms rewards
6 April 2018
Efforts to recalibrate oil concession rules to be more market-friendly and open to foreign investment are starting to bear fruit
Majors snap up Mexico's shallow-water offering
28 March 2018
Industry heavyweights have piled in after large discoveries in the Sureste Basin, which has emerged as the country's most promising area outside the deep waters
Venezuelan oil's volatile year
27 March 2018
A steep production decline from the country is already priced in, but things could get even worse
Reforms at risk in Latin America's elections
26 March 2018
A busy political season will put recent market-friendly energy changes to the test
Is Amlo a threat to Mexico's oil opening?
27 February 2018
The industry fears a López Obrador victory in July's presidential election could derail the country's reforms
Brazil watches the polls
12 February 2018
The South American country will choose a new president in 2018, with major ramifications for the oil industry
Venezuela—the sick man of Opec
9 February 2018
Production will continue to collapse, while the spectre of default looms large in 2018
Venezuela's oil exports to the US fading fast
29 January 2018
Collapsing shipments point to deep pain in the country's oil industry