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Erwin Cifuentes

Contributor since: 10 Jun 2016

Erwin Cifuentes

Erwin Cifuentes is a Contributing Editor for Southern Pulse Info where he focuses on politics, economics and security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has worked as a writer for The Latin Americanist blog since 2005 and is the social media editor for the website's Twitter page. Erwin is also a graduate of Florida International University, and a member of the Association of Latino Professionals for America along with the Jackie Robinson Foundation Alumni Association.

Latest articles from Erwin

  • Pan American Energy Plans US$1.4 Billion Investment in Argentina

    Published 15 July 2016 | viewed 5,444 times

    Pan American Energy (PAE) of Argentina could soon announce plans to invest some US$1.4 billion in its home country, based on statements made by anonymous…

  • Marathon Extracts First Gas from Alba B3 Site

    Published 14 July 2016 | viewed 4,547 times

    Marathon Oil Corporation announced a breakthrough at its new Alba B3 offshore compression platform off the coast of Equatorial Guinea. The Houston-based company is optimistic…

  • PDVSA Denies Cutting Oil Exports to Cuba

    Published 13 July 2016 | viewed 5,810 times

    Officials with PDVSA rejected allegations that the Venezuelan state-owned oil firm plans to lower crude exports to Cuba, according to Xinhua. “There has not been…

  • Oil Tumbles After API Reports Biggest Inventory Build In 10 Weeks

    Published 12 July 2016 | viewed 27,700 times

    The latest American Petroleum Institute (API) report on Tuesday showed crude oil supplies rose to their highest point in ten weeks despite expectations of a…

  • Iran Approves New Oil and Gas Contracts

    Published 12 July 2016 | viewed 7,558 times

    Iranian officials on Tuesday approved the new Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC) deal after numerous delays between hardliners and more moderate elements of the government. As…

  • Report: China to Hit Peak Energy Consumption by 2035

    Published 12 July 2016 | viewed 4,783 times

    China is expected to reach its highest point of energy consumption by 2035, while its reliance on fossil fuels is expected to drop, according to…

  • Petrobras Energy Output Reaches Record Levels

    Published 11 July 2016 | viewed 6,923 times

    Brazilian state-owned energy company Petrobras on 11 July recorded high production levels of oil and gas during the month of June. The gains represent a…

  • PDVSA Slashes Venezuelan Oil Exports To Cuba

    Published 11 July 2016 | viewed 9,331 times

    PDVSA of Venezuela has drastically cut the quantity of oil exported to Cuba in what may signal a possible shift in the Latin American state’s…

  • Shell Resumes Bonny Light Oil Exports

    Published 08 July 2016 | viewed 10,297 times

    Shell Nigeria resumed exports of Bonny Light on 7 June nearly two months after force majeure was declared on the vital crude oil commodity. As…

  • Fire at Yemeni Gas Facility Kills One

    Published 07 July 2016 | viewed 6,019 times

    At least one person died and four others were seriously injured following a fire at a domestic gas storage facility at the Marib province of…

  • Sonangol Stops Asset Sales Discussions

    Published 07 July 2016 | viewed 6,454 times

    Angolan state-owned oil firm Sonangol will reportedly halt all talks related to the potential sale of assets. The decision has been made by the company’s…

  • Centerra Buys Thompson Creek in US$1.1 Billion Deal

    Published 06 July 2016 | viewed 4,902 times

    Toronto-based Centerra Gold will purchase Thompson Creek Metals Co. in a deal valued at US$1.1 billion, Bloomberg reports. The transaction will include a US$135 million…

  • Nigerian Militants Continue Strikes Against Oil Facilities

    Published 06 July 2016 | viewed 5,402 times

    Armed secessionists have purportedly struck against Nigerian energy facilities in the oil-rich Niger Delta region for the second time in two days, according to AllAfrica.…

  • Petrobras To Sell “Junk” Oil Fields To Pay Debt

    Published 05 July 2016 | viewed 5,670 times

    Brazilian state-owned oil giant Petrobras plans to sell nine oil fields as part of its previously announced move to lower the company’s massive debt. The…

  • Exxon Find In Guyana Could Yield Double The Estimated Output

    Published 01 July 2016 | viewed 11,988 times

    An offshore oil find near Guyana by Exxon Mobil could yield double the anticipated production, according to a statement from the company cited by Reuters…

  • YPF Reaffirms Investment In Argentina’s Río Negro Province

    Published 30 June 2016 | viewed 3,846 times

    The president of Argentina’s state-owned YPF, Miguel Angel Gutiérrez, confirmed on 27 June that the oil company will continue its strong presence in the energy-rich…

  • Abu Dhabi To Merge Mubadala And ICPC Sovereign Wealth Funds

    Published 29 June 2016 | viewed 5,122 times

    Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, ordered the merger of state-owned investment firms Mubadala Development Company PJSC and International Petroleum Investment…

  • North American “Amigos” To Pledge Boosting Clean Energy

    Published 28 June 2016 | viewed 5,261 times

    The leaders of the North American triumvirate of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico will pledge to have their respective countries increase their output of clean…

  • Venezuela Oil Services Debt Rises To $1.2 billion As Rig Count Dips

    Published 28 June 2016 | viewed 8,881 times

    Contractors have cut back the drilling of oil in Venezuela amid a rising unpaid debt owed to suppliers by the Latin American country’s government and…

  • Driftwood Looks To Build A Nat Gas Terminal In Louisiana

    Published 27 June 2016 | viewed 7,890 times

    Driftwood LNG plans to become the seventh company to build a natural gas terminal in the southwestern area of Louisiana, the Associated Press reported over…

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