South & Central America
Tullow’s last chance saloon
22 November 2019
Discouraging Guyanese crude appraisal ramps up the pressure on year-ending drill prospect
Fernandez takes centre stage in Argentina
29 October 2019
Vaca Muerta shale risks getting stuck in the middle of the new Argentinian president’s political balancing act
Electoral controversy paralyses Bolivia
24 October 2019
Demonstrations turn violent as president Evo Morales inches to disputed victory
China spurns Venezuelan exports
18 October 2019
US sanctions are forcing Asian refiners to abandon the Latin American nation
Ecuador reverses fuel subsidy decision
15 October 2019
Government backtracks after seizure of key oil fields and infrastructure decimate production
Brazil sets licensing round record
11 October 2019
South American nation collects over $2bn in signing bonuses from opening oil auction
Citgo’s future hangs in the balance
11 October 2019
Rival Venezuelan regimes’ hopes of holding onto US firm look bleaker
Guyana’s stop-start election makes headway
7 October 2019
Latin America’s fledgling hydrocarbons province sets election date as first oil looms
Argentinian crisis puts shale in limbo
12 September 2019
Election winner faces a surfeit of problems capitalising on Vaca Muerta potential
Clock ticking on Guyana election
22 August 2019
South America's most exciting new province has yet to call an election, despite first oil rapidly approaching
Brazil gets moving on gas competition
16 August 2019
The government has progressed on freeing Petrobras from its unwanted dominance of the domestic gas market
High hopes for Eco Atlantic in Guyana
9 July 2019
CEO Gil Holzman is confident of a major offshore discovery in Guyana following promising exploration findings
Citgo caught between Venezuela's competing governments
5 July 2019
Authorities reveal a second failed coup attempt, as President Maduro seeks to limit the influence of the opposition
Colombian fracking edges closer to reality
2 July 2019
Mindful of the country's energy security, the government is looking towards its shale assets
US sanctions debilitate Venezuelan oil output
17 June 2019
President Nicolas Maduro is standing firm, despite oil production falling to levels not seen since the infamous oil lockout of 16 years ago
ExxonMobil's Midas touch
10 April 2019
Guyana’s exploration success shows no sign of slowing. But the promise of oil revenues is also driving political division
Rival presidents face off as Venezuela's economy crashes
22 February 2019
Despite severe US sanctions, President Maduro is standing firm. But how long can the political impasse last while oil production continues to decline?
Seesawing year for Latin American producers
17 December 2018
Brazil was hoping to start a new page in 2018, while Mexico’s new president also announced changes. But Venezuela continued its precipitous decline
Guyana's governance gap
11 December 2018
The oil-rich country is the world's biggest new deep-water play. But can the government develop a transparent energy policy?
Colombia's fracking plans take on a new urgency
10 December 2018
The new administration is turning to shale deposits to hold back the threat of imports
New Petrobras boss gets warm reception
7 December 2018
Appointment of ‘Chicago Boy’ to head state-owned giant reinforces reform agenda optimism
Petrobras turns page as corruption saga draws to a close
25 October 2018
An SEC fine as part of the firm’s long-running corruption scandal looks the least-worst outcome and may mark the beginning of the end of its international headaches
Brazil's energy reform at stake in election showdown
25 October 2018
The energy sector will see a reform agenda gain momentum from a Bolsonaro win, but a change in direction if Haddad can pull off an unlikely comeback
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