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  • [2012-03-02] Are Bolivia's Plans for its Oil Sector Overly Ambitious? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Bolivia's state-run energy company, YPFB, has said that it expects investment in the country's oil and gas sector to reach $2 billion in 2012, nearly doubling this year's record of $1.2 billion. While 64 percent will ...
  • [2012-05-02] Does Insecurity Threaten Colombia's Booming Oil Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Colombia's ELN rebels kidnapped 11 oil workers last month and released them last week. However, as a result of the security situation, Emerald Energy, which is owned by China's Sinochem, announced that it has suspended ...
  • [2012-08-27] How are global biofuels trends changing? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    At the end of 2011, the United States overtook Brazil as the world's top ethanol exporter— though U.S. imports from Brazil have been growing as a result of domestic regulation in the United States. Countries like Thailand ...
  • [2012-08-28] How insecure is the Colombian oil sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Colombian Energy Minister Mauricio Cárdenas said earlier this month that the FARC has stepped up attacks on oil and mining infrastructure in order to extort companies after changes to royalty distributions cut into the ...
  • [2011-03-03] How Will China's Energy Sector Prominence Affect the Region? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In 2010, Chinese oil companies spent more than $15 billion on upstream deals in Latin America, including Sinopec's December acquisition of Occidental Petroleum's Argentine operations for $2.45 billion, and analysts expect ...
  • [2011-10-26] How Will Leadership Changes Affect Colombia's Oil Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    This month, Colombia gained a new energy minister, economist Mauricio Cardenas, but lost long time National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) head, Armando Zamora, amid allegations that oil royalties had been misused and ...
  • [2012-05-02] Is Chile's New National Energy Strategy a Promising Plan? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Chilean President Sebastián Piñera released a National Energy Strategy last month designed to formulate a comprehensive energy policy through 2030. In recent years, Chile has struggled to meet rapidly rising demand, and ...
  • [2012-05-09] Renewable Energy in Mexico 

    SENER
    This document is a presentation highlighting renewable energy in Mexico, the structure and mechanisms of the energy sector, and the country's renewable energy potential.
  • [2012-01-13] What Strategies Are Guiding Chinese Investments in Brazil? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    China's Sinopec announced last week that has agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in the Brazilian unit of Portugal's Galp for almost $5.2 billion, the latest in a series of Chinese companies' ventures into the Brazilian ...
  • [2011-10-28] Will Chile's Power Sector Stymie Development? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Chile was hit by three major blackouts from Sept. 24-26, halting operations at copper mines and darkening several parts of the country, including Santiago. The outages led to calls for the country to invest more in its ...
  • [2011-10-26] Will Conflict Over Energy Sector Development Increase? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, Peru's Congress unanimously approved a landmark law that requires companies to consult with indigenous communities before beginning infrastructure, energy and mining projects on their territories, which is ...
  • [2012-03-02] Will Ecuador Be Able to Produce More Oil Next Year? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Ecuador's revenue from oil product exports rose 87 percent between January and September to $860 million, compared to the $459 million registered in the same period in 2010, Dow Jones reported Dec. 1. According to the ...
  • [2012-05-02] Will Petroperú Take on a Bigger Role in the Oil Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    In recent months, Peruvian state-run oil company Petroperú has made moves to resume oil production and form new partnerships and announced plans to sell as much as 20 percent of its shares on the Lima stock exchange in ...
  • [2012-01-13] Will the Ethanol Sector in Brazil See Major Changes? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Brazil's Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) further decreased its forecast for the 2011- 2012 harvest in the south center region, which is responsible for 90 percent of the country's production. The organization now ...