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Southern Pulse

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  • Latin America Energy Advisory

    Published 10 January 2014 | viewed 3,364 times

    MEXICOWe will be closely following developments in Mexico’s energy industry, post-reform, with our partners at Southern Pulse. Energy reforms have opened up oil sector development…

  • What Next for Repsol and Venezuela?

    Published 19 December 2013 | viewed 3,706 times

    Bottom Line: After Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramírez announced on 4 December 2013 that Spanish oil and gas company Repsol and the Venezuelan government would be…

  • Peru at a Hydrocarbons Crossroads

    Published 13 December 2013 | viewed 3,901 times

    Analysts searching for leading indicators of Peru's political direction need look no further than the country's oil sector. Recent events have demonstrated that, like many…

  • Chile, Bachelet and the Ostensible ‘Lurch to the Left’

    Published 29 November 2013 | viewed 10,125 times

    Bottom Line: How far left will Bachelet take Chile? Not as far as it might seem in the face of continual political stalemate. Analysis: Analysts…

  • Nicaragua, the Canal to Rival Panama?

    Published 13 September 2013 | viewed 5,158 times

    Bottom line: Is the Nicaragua canal even feasible? Not in the timeframe and budget set forth by HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd. (HKND).…

  • Ecuador Opens Oil Blocks in Amazon Rainforest

    Published 28 August 2013 | viewed 6,592 times

    Rafael Correa, the extremely popular president of Ecuador, announced the decision to open additional blocks (Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini) of the Yasuni National Park on 16…

  • Exploring for Oil in Nicaragua: Friends in High Places

    Published 23 August 2013 | viewed 6,737 times

    On 17 July, Nicaragua announced that US-based Noble Energy would invest $30 million in drilling two offshore wells in the Caribbean—launching Nicaragua’s first-ever oil exploration.…

  • Brazil’s Oil Profits to Fund Education, Healthcare

    Published 21 August 2013 | viewed 8,635 times

    Brazil’s decision to earmark 100% of profits from sub-salt production to education and healthcare is a major step toward assuaging public hostility stemming from perceived…

  • Brazil’s Hot Libra Auction: Worth the Price?

    Published 13 July 2013 | viewed 6,010 times

    The 21 October pre-salt auction of the Libra field off Brazil’s Atlantic coast is one of the most hotly anticipated hydrocarbon concession issuances ever. The…

  • Investors Jumping On-Board the Colombian Oil Bandwagon

    Published 25 February 2011 | viewed 22,839 times

    Carlos Slim announced in early February that he would increase his investments in Colombia, particularly in the oil sector. This week he backed up his…

  • Energy Cooperation Drives a Murky Venezuela-Iran Relationship

    Published 06 June 2010 | viewed 6,741 times

    During the course of May 2010, Iran and Venezuela continued to pursue agreements in the areas of security, business, housing, and so-called "non-aligned country" diplomacy.…

  • Venezuela Encourages Orinoco Oil Belt Investment

    Published 18 May 2010 | viewed 9,875 times

    As Venezuela's oil production continues to decline, the Chavez administration has focused on courting international investment to increase production in the Orinoco Belt. Located in…

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