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The IX Latin American Forum on Energy & Environment

The forum highlighted issues on natural gas-LNG in the Caribbean and Latin America. It was hosted in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago March 24, 2014.

A Conversation with H.E. Gary Doer, Canada's Ambassador to the United States

The University of Texas at Austin hosted a discussion with H.E. Gary Doer, on the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the current debate regarding the Keystone XL pipeline.

Jackson School of Geosciences and LLILAS Benson's Fulbright Visiting Professor: Dr. Celio Bermann

Dean of the Jackson School Sharon Mosher welcomes Dr. Celio Bermann to UT Austin.

Texas House Committee on Business & Industry

Our program provided testimony on the current state of the Texas economy relating to the energy sector.

Spotlight: XXIII La Jolla 2014 Energy Conference

The La Jolla Energy Conference hosts thought leaders from across the hemisphere for in-depth analysis of current energy trends.


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Angry Guyana drops out of Suriname oil conference

By The Associated Press, April 8, 2014 GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A decades-long border dispute has prompted Guyana to angrily drop out of an oil and gas conference in neighboring Suriname. The June conference was intended to showcase oil and gas exploration opportunities in the two countries on the northern edge of South America. But…

Energy reform could unlock Mexico’s shale resource potential

By Rachael Seeley, via, 16th April, 2014 The oil and gas industry is watching with great interest as energy reforms unfold in Mexico. The country has taken the first steps toward opening its energy industry to outside investment that could unlock the potential of its massive unconventional resource. Constitutional reforms, enacted in December, ease…

Ecuador Expects To Sign Contract To Build Refinery in June

By Mercedes Alvaro, The Wall Street Journal, April 16th 2014 Quito-Ecuador said Wednesday it expects to sign a contract in June for the construction of a refinery known as the Refineria del Pacifico Eloy Alfaro, which will be the largest infrastructure project in the Andean country. Brazilian company Odebrecht is currently preparing the site where…

All Eyes On Mexico: Energy Reform Creating Opportunities Across Oil And Gas Supply Chain

By Mark Druskoff in Houston and Adriana Curiel Mexico City, via, April 17th 2014 In the next two weeks, Mexico’s lawmakers are expected to release a series of laws, known as the secondary laws, that should begin to delineate how the revolutionary energy reforms approved last December will be implemented. Prior to the reforms,…

Venezuela adds 680MW to national grid

Venezuela adds 680MW to national grid

By Business News Americas staff reporter, Business News Americas- Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Venezuela state oil company PDVSA’s 680MW Termocarabobo II thermoelectric plant in Carabobo state is operational. The dual fuel (gas-diesel) plant in Juan José Mora city​ – developed with Chinese firm Sinohydro and financed with US$1.116bn​ from the Chinese-Venezuelan joint investment fund – will add…

Pemex refineries to boost output in 2014, maintenance peaks in October, November

Adriana Barrera, Reuters , April 15, 2014 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Refineries owned by Mexico’s state-run oil company Pemex will boost crude processing volumes to their highest rate in five years in 2014, with maintenance work peaking in late autumn, according to a company plan seen by Reuters. The company’s six domestic plants are expected to…

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