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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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Venezuela’s Petromonagas crude upgrader to undergo maintenance in June

By Marianna Parraga, Reuters, Tuesday 15th April 2014 (Reuters) – The 150,000 barrel per day (bpd) Petromonagas extraheavy crude upgrader, operated by Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA and Russian oil company Rosneft, will undergo a three-week maintenance in June, a source close to the work told Reuters. Four upgraders with some 650,000 bpd of joint capacity operate…

Colombia’s Ecopetrol tenders to buy three ULSD cargoes for May-June

By Marianna Parraga, Reuters Africa, Tuesday 15th April 2014 HOUSTON, April 15 (Reuters) – Colombia’s Ecopetrol launched a tender to buy three 280,000-290,000 barrel cargoes of ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) to be received from May 5 to June 2, according to an invitation seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The state-run oil company has increased purchases…

‘Nothing Will Destroy Petrobras’, Brazil’s Pres Dilma Says

By Kenneth Rapoza, Via Forbes.com, Monday 14th April 2014 Mired in a political scandal involving money laundering and bogus government contracts, Brazilian oil firm Petrobras is being used by the political opposition to derail President Dilma Rousseff. Not one to mince words, Dilma had some Monday morning advice for presidential hopefuls: “No one and nothing…

High oil prices do not mean high international reserves

In times of low prices, international reserves used to be higher Via El Universal, Monday 14th April 2014 The reasons for constraints of foreign currency at the official exchange rate for key sectors of the Venezuelan economy include fewer US dollars made available by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV). International reserves used to cover…

Chevron, YPF boost spending to develop Argentine shale

By Ernest Scheyder and Hugh Bronstein, Reuters, Thursday 10th April 2014 Chevron Corp and state-controlled YPF SA plan to spend an additional $1.6 billion to develop Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale formation further, boosting plans for new wells this year and announcing fresh exploration projects. The project, announced on Thursday, will help Chevron boost its oil…

Ecuador environmentalists prepare to follow through on referendum push

By Stephen Kueffner, Via Platts.com, Monday 14th April 2014 Yasunidos, an environmental organization, is preparing efforts to follow through on its drive to force a referendum on development of Ishpingo-Tambochoca-Tiputini (ITT), Ecuador’s biggest untapped conventional oil field, a spokesman said Monday. “We will present a list of 200 observers to the national electoral board (CNE)…

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