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  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-10-23] The IDB approves more loans to promote renewable energy projects 

    Unknown author
    This article discusses the Inter-American Development Bank approval of US$70 billion of funding to be allocated to renewable energy projects in Latin America. The goal of these projects is to develop more responsible ...
  • [2011-06-17] IDB, IICA, OAS, and Government of Guyana to Promote Renewable Energy Projects in the Caribbean 

    Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
    Under this memorandum of understanding, the parties (Inter-American Development Bank, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Organization of American States, Government of Guyana) agree to: explore ways ...
  • [2012-09-07] In 2050, a 100% renewable energy matrix would cost 91% less than perpetuating the current one 

    Vila, Aida
    This article outlines proposals that would assist Spain in creating a plan that would eliminate energy-derived carbon emissions by 2050 and rely on an energy grid of 100% renewable energy.
  • [2012-05-10] The indigenous challenge 

    Perafan, Carlos; Moyer, Dianna
    In business circles, indigenous peoples in Latin America are perceived as an obstacle to oil and gas development. However, there is more than that to the story. Recent years have seen a strong reaction from indigenous peoples’ ...
  • [2011-01-13] Integrated Energy Services for Small Rural Localities in Mexico- Renewable Energy 

    Dominguez Carrasco, Juan Gerardo
    This document outlines the results of workshops on renewable energy held in various localities within Guerrero, Mexico.
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-02-28] Is Ecuador's Refinery of the Pacific on Track? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    In 2008, PDVSA and PetroEcuador agreed to build the ""Eloy Alfaro Delgado"" Refinery of the Pacific, which reportedly will be the only high-conversion plant on Latin America's Pacific coast. The facility will require an ...
  • [2012-05-02] Is Funding for Renewable Energy in Latin America Adequate? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced March 16 that they will provide as much as $600 million in financing for renewable energy and energy-efficiency ...
  • [2011-09-01] Is Government Interference Hampering Petrobras? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Some investors, concerned about government meddling and profitability at Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, have shifted interest away from the state-run company to startup companies that include OGX Petroleo and HRT Participações, ...
  • [2012-08-24] Is Latin America's Energy Sector Looking Up or Down? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Given the potential of significant oil reserves in Brazil and Venezuela, large shale gas discoveries, plummeting wind energy prices and other developments, some analysts are highly optimistic about the general energy ...
  • [2012-05-02] Is Mexico Prepared for Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Pemex is not prepared for risks such as a spill or other serious accident that could happen as it plans to drill two wells in ultradeep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, said Juan Carlos Zepeda, the head of Mexico's National ...
  • [2012-10-10] Is Peru making inroads in oil & gas development? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    One of the Humala administration's priorities when coming into office was to accelerate oil and gas development. Peru has seen both successes, such as a large gas find in the Amazon earlier this month, and conflict, ...