South & Central America
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
Latin American power play
24 January 2018
Politics again dragged down Venezuela's oil industry, but helped lift up Mexico and Argentina
Venezuela going for broke
16 January 2018
The Maduro government wants a new deal on its debt. Things are going to get messy
Growing pains ahead for Mexico's reforms
1 December 2017
Regulators have won high praise from the industry for progress to date, but the oil opening is still in its early days and fresh obstacles lie ahead
Military moves in on Venezuela's oil industry
28 November 2017
A major general is replacing the oilmen that ran the industry which will worry investors and plunge the sector further into crisis
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