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Brazilian gas pipeline infrastructure

Petrobras to sell stake in Bolivia-Brazil pipeline

The Brazilian company is divesting its stake in the Gasbol pipeline, with Bolivia's YPFB reported to be interested in buying it.

4 days ago Pipelines, Storage & Power
Shale gas production in Pennsylvania

Pipeline extensions boost gas-to-power demand in northeastern US

Pipeline projects in the northeastern US have increased the availability of gas in the region, lowering prices and seeing the fuel take market share from heating oil.

4 July 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Blackouts set to continue on Yucatan peninsula

Gas shortages are causing blackouts in the Yucatan, and delays to pipeline projects mean the issues are likely to persist.

27 June 2019 Pipelines, Storage & Power
Mexican Energy Minister Rocio Nahle

Mexico’s new power plan to burden CFE with debt

The government’s proposed system for financing the expansion of generation infrastructure will not guarantee the most cost-efficient outcome.

20 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

State meddling threatens competition in Mexico

The head of Mexican regulator the CRE resigned earlier this month, increasing concern within the industry about regulatory insecurity.

13 June 2019 Policy & Regulation
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta

Chilean market may not satisfy Argentina for long

Argentina’s government is approving more gas exports to Chile, but volumes are relatively small and Chilean gas demand may not grow fast enough.

6 June 2019 Exploration & Production
A Colombian Ecopetrol facility

Colombia steps up shale gas preparations

The country’s shale plans are picking up steam but are unlikely to prevent a mid-term rise in LNG imports.

30 May 2019 Exploration & Production
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta shale play.

Argentina struggling with Vaca Muerta pipeline

Government money for the $1.5 billion connection will be fundamental if the much-needed project is to go forward.

16 May 2019 Exploration & Production
A Brazilian offshore platform

Brazil overhauls gas market to boost competition

Brazil’s new gas plan could accelerate Petrobras’ divestment programme and lower gas prices, but it is likely to face a number of political and legal hurdles.

9 May 2019 Policy & Regulation
Petrobras's Cacimbas-Catu gas pipeline in Brazil.

Brazil TAG sale bodes well but more is needed

Engie’s purchase of the pipeline network does not necessarily mean that it will be open to producers other than state-run Petrobras.

1 May 2019 Companies & Finance
Oil drilling in the Permian Basin.

NextDecade signs first US LNG contract linked to Brent

The company’s Brent-indexed supply deal with Shell underlines how project developers are adjusting to buyer demand for greater flexibility on terms such as pricing points.

2 April 2019 LNG
Offices of Ecopetrol in Colombia.

Colombia aims to revive upstream sector

The government has introduced changes to the conditions applied to offshore blocks in an attempt to encourage greater upstream activity.

28 March 2019 Exploration & Production
The Cameron LNG plant

Wave of US LNG expansions picks up steam

Developments in March confirm expectations that US LNG exports will more than double this year, but the market for buyers remains competitive.

21 March 2019 LNG
The Golar Spirit FSRU

Brazil bets on FSRUs to supply power plants

The country is developing two new FSRU projects and could launch more in the medium term to supply fuel to gas-fired power plants.

8 March 2019 LNG
Artist rendering of the LNG Canada project

British Columbia service plan identifies five key gas projects

The province’s Oil and Gas Commission has named five major gas projects for the period between 2019 and 2022.

27 February 2019 LNG
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador giving a speech in January.

Mexico’s energy policies face a reality check

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has backtracked in his dispute with private pipeline developers, saying their contracts will be respected.

22 February 2019 Companies & Finance
The Golden Pass LNG facility. (Golden Pass LNG)

Golden Pass FID puts pressure on US competitors

The decision on Golden Pass LNG means Exxon and Qatar Petroleum will take additional FIDs this year, putting pressure on competing projects to do the same.

6 February 2019 LNG

Europe increases share of US LNG exports

More US LNG has been delivered to Europe over recent months, although the region still represents a small market for American exporters.

28 January 2019 LNG
The LNG Canada information centre

Oil prices may be key for Canadian LNG FIDs

Rising oil prices will be beneficial for Canadian LNG projects because of the boost they will provide to NGL prices, but upstream costs could still be pushed up by domestic factors.

17 January 2019 LNG
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a press conference in Mexico City.

Pemex targets shallow water to boost production

Mexico's aim to increase its shallow water oil and gas production marks a major change in strategy.

10 January 2019 Exploration & Production

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