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Bolivia Confirms Meeting of G77 Energy Ministers for Late November

On November 28-29, ministers of energy and hydrocarbon of several countries in the G77, plus China, will meet in Tarija to analyze development challenges in the sector and the management of natural resources. So far, 20 ministers from Latin America, Asia and Africa are expected to attend the Bolivia gathering, by Latin American Herald Tribune,…

Enel Looks To Distribution, Renewables For Latin American Growth

Enel SpA, Italian utility, wants to focus on electricity distribution and renewable energy as it increases its investment in Latin America’s growing markets. The group has slowly been shifting attention away from Italy and Spain as it focuses on Latin America’s emerging markets and their abundant resources. by Rosalba O’Brien and Antonio De la Jara, Business…

Japanese company to help region ‘save energy and save money’

The director general of Latin America and the Caribbean department at JICA, Takano Takeshi, says that projects are being developed  to co-finance renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives. The projects are being financed by the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and JICA. by Richard Lord, Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, November 14, 2014 Takano Takeshi, director general…

Protection urged for mobile marine habitat

Protection urged for mobile marine habitat

It was decided at the 12th meeting on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity that the Costa Rican Thermal Convection Dome would be named an Ecologically and Biologically Significant Area. The area is a cold, nutrient-rich water moves along the coast of Central America into the seas of the Pacific. The area nurtures species…

Offshore E&P activities ramping up in Latin America

Latin American nations are ramping up offshore exploration, development, and production activities. This increase is largely due to discovery of new reserves in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. The economic future of these countries is dependent on their under-explored hydrocarbon region. by Robin Dupre, Offshore Magazine, October 29, 2014 Offshore exploration, development,…

Climatescope 2014 – Global study shows clean energy activity surges in developing world

According to a Climatescop 2014 report, developing nations represent a large and rapidly growing share of the world’s clean energy investment. The findings of the report show that clean energy capacity in 55 emerging markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean are growing at a faster pace than in developed countries. by…

India to explore food, energy opportunities with Latin America

In order to boost trade and investment, India has decided to expand its engagement with the Latin America and Caribbean countries. The main areas India is hoping to invest in are food and energy security. Other business opportunities include agriculture, renewable energy, IT and ITeS. by Huma Siddiqui, The Financial Express, October 25, 2014 India has…

EIA: Panama Canal expansion will allow transit of larger ships with greater volumes

The main avenues of maritime navigation limit the size of tanker that carry crude oil and petroleum products; the Panamax tankers are the ships that can currently pass safely carrying 400,000-550 barrels of light sweet oil.  With the expansion the of the Panama Canal it will allow for the passage of larger vessels of 400,000-680,000…

Drought leaves up to 2.81 million hungry in Central America

2.81 million people in Central America are struggling to feed themselves due to severe drought causing the loss of crops. The drought is affecting the “dry corridor” of Central America which includes southern Guatemala, northern Honduras and western El Salvador, as well as South America. Guatemala has declared a state of emergency and Nicaraguan President…

Latin America plays take on added importance

by David Paganie, Offshore Magazine, July 16, 2014 Oil and gas exploration and production operations in Latin America might take on added importance with turmoil clouding the upstream prospects in the Middle East, eastern Europe, and western Africa. With that in mind, Offshore takes a look at one of the most successful theaters and one…

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