Author: Charles Waine
Trafigura targets Argentinian potential
24 January 2020
Trading heavyweight acquires stake in President Energy, undeterred by the country’s financial and political risks
No quick fix for Tullow
21 January 2020
The embattled producer warns of another year of sluggish production and project hold-ups
Zama oil find targets 2020 FID
17 January 2020
Upgraded resource estimate from Mexican field boosts hopes of a financial decision, but a serious potential roadblock remains
Major oil find to boost Pemex growth
16 January 2020
The gap between what the Mexican state-owned oil firm aims to produce and its president’s ambitious output targets could be partially plugged by material from new Tabasco discovery
Maduro further muddies Venezuelan waters
13 January 2020
Regime’s attempt to seize parliamentary control creates yet another fracture in troubled Latin American nation
Guyana oil discovery does little to bolster Tullow
10 January 2020
An unwanted hat-trick of underwhelming oil finds fail to alleviate the whiff of crisis around troubled independent
Apache makes breakthrough Suriname find
9 January 2020
US independent’s share price soars as oil confirmed in frontier province
Petrobras defers production boom
6 December 2019
Brazilian heavyweight revises down its output projections as it focuses on the long-term
Brazil-Bolivia gas talks suspended
3 December 2019
Pipeline contract deadline looms as Brazil increasingly turns to LNG
Tullow’s last chance saloon
22 November 2019
Discouraging Guyanese crude appraisal ramps up the pressure on year-ending drill prospect
Landmark Brazilian auction falls flat
11 November 2019
Enormous offshore pre-salt reserves fail to entice IOCs to the Transfer of Rights surplus bidding round
Pemex posts a loss
8 November 2019
Sagging oil prices bruise the firm’s bottom line, despite a positive quarterly upstream performance
Bondholders close in on Citgo
1 November 2019
Venezuela misses crucial bond payment as danger of losing control of the US refiner looms
Electoral controversy paralyses Bolivia
24 October 2019
Demonstrations turn violent as president Evo Morales inches to disputed victory
Petrobras ramps up production
22 October 2019
Expanding output from the pre-salt province starts to bear fruit for the Brazilian company
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
Mexico boosts upstream spending
19 September 2019
Regime commits further capital to reverse waning crude production
Argentinian crisis puts shale in limbo
12 September 2019
Election winner faces a surfeit of problems capitalising on Vaca Muerta potential
Brazil prepares for a big win
6 September 2019
The Transfer of Rights Surplus Bidding Round promises to attract a bevy of international players and generate enormous rewards for the government
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
Pemex strategy fails to convince
9 August 2019
Sceptical agencies consider further cuts to their ratings of the company's debt
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