Author: Charles Waine
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
Petrobras lowers capex budget
6 August 2019
Brazilian company re-evaluates spending strategy while focusing on divestment
Mexican lawsuit risks Permian route to market
2 August 2019
Prolonged evacuation bottleneck has delayed cross-border flows from the key US basin
Sanctions squeeze Venezuela's heavy crude output
18 July 2019
Latin America's economically troubled oil giant faces the difficult task of significantly raising Asian crude grades
Thailand sets its sights on larger LNG share
16 July 2019
Thai government looks to increase imports as gas reserves continue to slide
Incoming government raises Papua LNG doubts
11 July 2019
Oil minister Kerenga Kua has pledged to re-examine controversial deal following the collapse of scandal-hit government
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
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