Central & South America

Fluor Awarded Pipeline Construction, Maintenance Contract in Peru

Fluor has been awarded a pipeline construction and maintenance contract in Peru by Compañía Operadora de Gas (COGA) under the Consorcio Mantenimiento de Gasoductos del Peru (CMgP) consortium.

Indigenous Activists Occupy Petroperu Pipeline Facilities Over Healthcare Demands

A pipeline owned by Peruvian oil company Petroperu has been occupied by indigenous protests demanding better healthcare from the government, the company said on Tuesday.

U.S. Charges Former Manager of European Oil Firm over Graft in Ecuador

The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former manager of a European oil trading firm with paying bribes of $870,000 to help win a contract from Ecuador's state-run oil firm.

PowerChina Eyes Rail Project to Transport Oil and Gas From Argentina's Vaca Muerta

Chinese energy firm PowerChina is in talks to finance a rail project to transport oil and gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale play to the port city of Bahia Blanca,

Petrobras on Track to Expand Rio LNG Import Capacity

Brazilian state-owned oil energy firm Petrobras said the company is on track to expand import capacity at its Rio LNG facility by 50%,.

Argentina Pitches Pipeline to Brazil for Vaca Muerta Shale Gas

Officials in Argentina are planning to propose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project with Brazil to carry shale gas from Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale play to Brazil's gas distribution market.

Brazil's Lower House to Vote on End to Petrobras Virtual Gas Monopoly, Encourage Pipelines

The lower house of Brazil's parliament is set to vote soon on legislation that would end the state-owned energy company Petrobras' virtual monopoly of the natural gas industry, opening up the sector, including pipelines, to private investment.

TechnipFMC Awarded Subsea Contract for Petrobras Offshore Project

Petrobras has awarded TechnipFMC a large subsea infrastructure contract for the Brazilian oil company's Mero offshore project.

Indigenous Protesters Agree to Leave Peru Pipeline Station

Petroperu announced it has reached an agreement with indigenous protestors who had occupied a pipeline pumping station along one of the country's crude oil pipelines.

Quality Issues Add Delays to Venezuela's Crude Exports — Documents

The worsening quality of crude oil exports from Venezuela is causing further delays in loading times at the state-run oil company PDVSA's main terminal according to internal company documents.

Petroperu Resumes Pipeline Operations After Coronavirus-Related Halt

Peru's state-run energy firm Petroperu has restarted pipeline operations after being halted due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Brazil's Petrobras Forges Ahead with Midstream, Downstream Divestments

Speaking to investors on Friday, executives at Petrobras, Brazil's state-run oil firm, said the company is moving forward with the IPO of its gas pipeline assets and expects to conclude a deal for its RLAM refinery in the near future.

Petrobras Sells Remaining Stake in TAG to Engie Brasil, CDPQ

Petrobras, Brazil's state-owned oil company, has agreed to sell its remaining stake in natural gas pipeline company TAG Engie Brasil and Canadian investment fund Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ).

Brazil's Petrobras Considers Offshore LNG Units for Pre-Salt Gas

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is considering installing offshore units to liquefy the growing natural gas production from the so-called pre-salt area, the company's emissions and climate change manager said.

Petrobras Enters Binding Phase in Sale of 10% Stake in NTS Gas Pipeline

Brazil's state oil firm Petrobras has begun the binding phase in the sale process of its 10% remaining stake in gas pipeline firm Nova Transportadora do Sudeste SA (NTS), it said in a securities filing on Friday.

Pipeline Theft Falls in Brazil's Sao Paulo, as Petrobras Cracks Down

Fuel thefts from oil pipelines in Brazil's Sao Paulo have fallen by 60% according to Petrobras, the state-owned oil firm, as investments in theft prevention measures appear to be paying off.

Ecuador Declares Force Majeure After Oil Pipeline Shutdown

Soil erosion which damaged the primary oil pipeline in Ecuador has caused the country to declare force majeure on exploration and production until the pipeline can be repaired.

Ecopetrol Extends Subsidies, Increases Pipeline Financing Assistance

Columbia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol announced on Friday that it is extending tariff subsidies and financing programs for oil shippers in South American country to help ease the burden of falling oil prices due to the pandemic.

Colombian Government Considers Intervention in Oil Pipeline Tariffs

The Columbian governments is re-examining how tariffs on oil pipelines in the country are calculated as many producers have been hit hard by falling oil prices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ecopetrol Condemns Attacks on Oil Pipelines

Ecopetrol's oil transportation unit condemned a series of attacks in north east Colombia that have taken place against two of its pipelines since last Saturday.

Ecopetrol Unit to Let Colombia Oil Producers Cut Pipeline Costs for Two Months

Ecopetrol subsidiary Cenit is allowing Columbian oil producers to reduce their transit tariffs by 50% for two months in an effort to ease the strain on the industry due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ecuador Scrambles to Contain Oil Spill in Amazon Region

Authorities in Ecuador are struggling to contain an oil spill after a landslide ruptured two oil pipelines earlier this week.

Ecuador Halts Crude Pipelines Due to Landslide, Says Exports Unaffected

Ecuador Halts Crude Pipelines Due to Landslide, Says Exports Unaffected

Brazil's Petrobras to Begin Sales Process for NTS Pipeline Stake: Executive

Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA will begin the process this month to sell its 10% stake in gas pipeline firm Nova Transportadora do Sudeste SA (NTS), according to Anelise Lara, the oil company’s director of gas and refining.

Peru Gas Workers Unearth Centuries of History in Lima's Soil

For nearly two decades, workers for a company building gas lines across Peru’s capital have found themselves unearthing a treasure trove of history.

Ecopetrol Halts Cano Limon Pipeline After Bombing

Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol has halted pumping on its Cano Limon pipeline after a bomb attack in the country's northeast caused a fire and spillage of crude into waterways.

EDP Closes Financing for El Salvador LNG-to-Power Project

Energía del Pacífico (EDP) said it has completed project financing for the LNG-to-power project currently under construction at the Port of Acajutla, El Salvador. The infrastructure project brings approximately $1 billion foreign direct investment for the Central American nation, making it the largest private investment ever in the country, EDP said.

New Pipelines of Latin America

While proven reserves of natural gas in Latin America represent only 4% of global reserves, gas pipeline infrastructure is currently insufficient to meet growing demand.

Brazil Clears Bolivian Gas Company Use Pipeline

The Brazilian government authorized Bolivian oil and gas company YPFB to use the Gasbol pipeline to sell gas to other companies in Brazil beyond state-run oil firm Petrobras, according to a publication on Friday in the official gazette.

EDP Closes Financing for El Salvador LNG-to-Power Project

Energía del Pacífico (EDP) said it has completed project financing for the LNG-to-power project currently under construction at the Port of Acajutla, El Salvador. It is the largest private investment ever made in the country, EDP said.

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