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The Geopolitics of Oil & Gas in the Americas

The Geopolitics of Oil & Gas in the Americas

The KBH Center will hold a symposium on the Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in the Americas on Friday, February 20, 2015, at the AT&T Executive Education Center and Conference Center, conveniently located on the UT campus.

UT Energy Week 2015

UT Energy Week 2015

The University of Texas at Austin is home to many of the world's top energy researchers. Join us and experts in academia, industry, government and the non-profit world for a reality check on some of the most vital energy issues facing society in this unique, week-long critical examination of the latest research findings, emerging trends and new technologies.

2015 X Latin American Forum on Energy and the Environment

2015 X Latin American Forum on Energy and the Environment

A unique by-invitation-only program; the Tenth Latin American Forum will be hosted in Mexico City, April 15-16, 2015. The theme for the 2015 X Latin American Forum is; Mexico: Knowledge and Discovery Through the Geosciences.


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Crude Oil: The Trends in the Coming Months

Crude Oil: The Trends in the Coming Months

Our very own Jorge Piñon speaks with CNN’s Xavier Serbia about the trends of crude oil prices in the coming months. As the price of crude dips down to prices not seen since 2008 there those who say the price will reach $100 levels by the end of 2015 and those that oppose that theory.

Pemex to deliver at least three Suezmaxes to Asia from Salina Cruz

Pemex is set to deliver 1 million-barrel cargo of Isthmus crude to Japanese refinery Cosmo who operates at 147,500 b/d.  As a way to focus exports of crude from its Pacific Coast ports Pemex will also be exporting 1 million barrels of Isthmus to Korea’s GS Caltex. by Richard Capuchino, Platts, January 20, 2015 Mexico’s…

Venezuela looks for short-term relief in Citgo debt sale

In an effort to curb its declining economy, strapped-cash Venezuela looks to sell its U.S. refining Citgo to sell USD 2.5 billion of its new debt.  Amid worries of defaulting due to a drop in crude oil prices, Venezuela has around USD $10 billion in debt payments that it would like to pay off. Even…

Dominican Republic to attend Caribbean Energy Security Summit

US Vice President Joe Biden will be hosting a summit on Caribbean energy security on January 26, 2015 in Washington D.C.  The Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grenada and Caribbean nations are attending the summit whose goal is to promote a cleaner and sustainable energy future in the Caribbean. Dominican Today, January 18, 2015 The White House…

V.I. to foreclose on HOVENSA, sue for breach of contract

During a press conference, Governor Kenneth Mapp of the Virgin Islands, directed his government to proceed with a foreclosure of the HOVENSA property citing natural resources damages and groundwater contamination against HOVENSA.  Additionally he asked his legal counsel to pursue claims of breach of contract against Hess Corp, HOVENSA and its owners in regards to…

Plummeting energy prices sting Caribbean’s economic powerhouse

As the price of oil declines Latin American and Caribbean countries are feeling the bite of the rolling energy market.  Trinidad and Tobago current economic turmoil has placed its prime minster into a tight corner. Kamla Persad-Biessessar, prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, had assured her country last fall when price starting falling that it…

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