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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 ...
  • [2012-03-02] Brazil on Track to Manage its Oil Bonanza Effectively? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    As Brazil ramps up exploration and production in the pre-salt oilfields, the country has expectations of joining the ranks of the world's top four or five oil producers. A relatively minor spill at Chevron's Frade field, ...
  • [2012-05-15] Can Argentina block energy development in the Falklands? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    Last month, the Argentine government said it had begun legal proceedings against five British oil companies it has accused of carrying out "illegal operations" in waters near the disputed Falkland Islands. It also asked ...
  • [2011-09-01] Can Latin America Capitalize on Oil Wealth in the Long Term? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    Venezuela holds some 85 percent of Latin America's crude oil reserves, and the region overall has the world's second-largest oil reserves after the Middle East, according to figures presented by the Latin American Energy ...
  • [2012-08-29] Central America/Caribbean Can Reduce their Oil Dependency, Says WB Report 

    World Bank
    This is a press release that summarizes a July 2012 World Bank report on mitigating market vulnerability to oil prices in Central American and the Caribbean. It briefly discusses how renewable energy sources, energy ...
  • [2012-09-07] Chevron faces asset seizure in Brazil over $18 billion Ecuador judgment 

    Hinton, Karen
    This article provides information about the second legal enforcement action filed by Ecuadorian indigenous communities to force Chevron to pay for the clean-up of an oil disaster that resulted in several health problems ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-08-28] 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 ...
  • [2011-09-01] How Is China Changing Latin America's Energy Sector? 

    Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
    China recently announced several loans worth billions of dollars to Ecuador and Venezuela—to be paid back largely in the form of oil—for public works, energy and infrastructure projects. These investments and others have ...
  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-05-15] 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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-05-10] 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’ ...
  • [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, ...
  • [2011-10-26] Is the U.S. Likely to Engage with Cuba on Offshore Drilling? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    A delegation from the United States organized by the Environmental Defense Fund and the International Association of Drilling Contractors traveled to Cuba earlier this month to evaluate the Caribbean nation's long-term ...
  • [2012-08-28] Is there a limit to China's role in Latin American energy? 

    Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
    China's Sky Solar signed a deal to build a $900 million solar energy park in Chile in June while Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was on a four-country visit to the region. During the trip, Wen also signed energy and other ...
  • [2012-05-10] Oil and Gas Projects in the Western Amazon: Threats to Wilderness, Biodiversity, and Indigenous Peoples 

    Finer, Matt; Jenkins, Clinton N.; Pimm, Stuart L.; Keane, Brian; Ross, Carl
    The western Amazon is the most biologically rich part of the Amazon basin and is home to a great diversity of indigenous ethnic groups, including some of the world’s last uncontacted peoples living in voluntary isolation. ...