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  • [2011-10-26] How Should Mexico's State-Run Pemex Be Reformed? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    In an interview with Fortune, the CEO of Mexico's Pemex, Juan José Suárez Coppel, described the state oil company's problems as having "too many cooks in the kitchen," adding that efficiency gets lost. Coppel suggested ...
  • [2011-10-26] How Should the Dominican Republic Improve its Power Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Dominican President Leonel Fernández on Oct. 11 inaugurated the largest wind energy farms ever built in the Caribbean nation. The Los Cocos and Quilvio Cabrera farms, which cost some $100 million, will save the country ...
  • [2011-03-03] How Viable Are Biofuels in the Aviation Industry? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    TAM Airlines, Brazil's largest carrier, announced Nov. 23 that it successfully conducted an experimental 45-minute flight off the coast of Rio de Janeiro using a 50 percent blend of locally sourced Brazilian jatropha-based ...
  • [2011-09-01] How Well is Uruguay's Nascent Oil Sector Advancing? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Uruguay's state-run oil and gas company, ANCAP, announced last month that it discovered the first traces of underground oil in what may be a "promising shale deposit," according to director Juan Gómez. ANCAP is also preparing ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Well is Uruguay's Nascent Oil Sector Advancing? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Uruguay's state-run oil and gas company, ANCAP, announced last month that it discovered the first traces of underground oil in what may be a ""promising shale deposit,"" according to director Juan Gómez. ANCAP is also ...
  • [2011-03-11] How Widespread Is Oil and Electricity Theft in Latin America? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, a ruptured pipeline in northern Colombia spilled 20,000 gallons of fuel into the Caribbean Sea and created a localized environmental emergency. Authorities allege that the spill was caused by a failed criminal ...
  • [2011-10-26] How Will Brazil's Pre-Salt Regulatory Debate Turn Out? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    The Brazilian government last month released a long-anticipated plan for sharing oil royalties among states. However, congressional leaders have continued to struggle to broker a compromise with producer and nonproducer ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Will Changes to U.S. Ethanol Subsidies Affect Brazil? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, U.S. senators introduced competing legislation regarding the ethanol producer subsidy and import tariff, which are set to expire this year. A bill proposed by Democrat Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Republican ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Will New Tariffs Affect Venezuela's Oil Industry? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    On April 21, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced drastic changes to windfall oil tax rates, hiking the tax from 60 percent to 95 percent when oil prices surpass $100 per barrel. The new legislation also raises the ...
  • [2011-02-14] How Will Renewed Energy Ties Affect Venezuela and Colombia? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez in Caracas Nov. 2 to strengthen bilateral diplomatic and trade relations. The leaders signed energy agreements that include resumed ...
  • [2012-03-05] How Will Rising Fuel Costs Affect the Caribbean? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    The administration of Jamaican prime minister Bruce Golding on April 11 caved in to pressure ""at the eleventh hour"" and rolled back the rate of the ad valorem tax on fuel, the Jamaica Gleaner reported, in an apparent bid ...
  • [2012-05-15] How will YPF's nationalization affect Argentina? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on April 16 announced that the government was immediately taking control of the nation's largest oil producer, YPF, and sending legislation to Congress to seize Repsol's ...
  • [2011-02-14] How Would a Rousseff Presidency Affect Brazil’s Energy Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    On Oct. 3 Brazilians will vote in the general election to replace current President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. With a commanding lead in the polls and a potential first-round victory, Dilma Rousseff is being watched for ...
  • [2011-03-11] How Would the Sale of CITGO Impact Venezuela? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has raised the possibility of selling Venezuela's U.S.-based oil company, CITGO Petroleum Corp., to finance ambitious state programs. Chávez has said the company's sale could raise at least ...
  • [2013-03-06] Huge explosion rocks administrative headquarters of state-run oil company PEMEX in Mexico City; gas leak apparent cause 

    Navarro, Carlos
    This article outlines the January 2013 explosion in one of the towers of PEMEX headquarters in Mexico City. It identifies some of the unofficial sabotage theories that arose as a result of the government's cautious approach ...
  • [2007-09-27] The Human Dimensions of Land Change in Lamjung of Nepal 

    Shrestha, Milan
    This paper presents a brief overview of an anthropological study conducted in Lamjung, Nepal. Using a multi-scalar approach that integrates household and community data with remote sensing and geographic information system ...
  • [2012-05-10] Hydrocarbons and the Peruvian Amazon: Overlapping rights or opportunities for sustainable development? 

    Gamboa Balbín, César L.; Avila B., Rosemarie; Dávila O., Jimpson; Santillán B., Asunta; Ramos Urrutia, Irene; del Rosario Sevillano, María; Carhuatocto Sandoval, Henry O.; Mercedes Lu De Lama, Graciela M.
    This study provides an in-depth analysis of the issues surrounding hydrocarbon exploration in the Peruvian Amazon, providing a criticism of past and current energy regulation. Attention is given especially to the question ...