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Total Expands Presence in Mexico
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Mexican service station group makes retail deal with Total.

IEnova Ups Stake in Major Mexican Natural Gas Pipeline
Friday, October 06, 2017 IEnova's indirect stake in the project known as Ramones II North will increase to 50 percent from 25 percent.

Mexico's Pemex Sees Salina Cruz Refinery Restart 3rd Week of Oct
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Located on Mexio's Pacific coast, Salina Cruz is the country's largest refinery.

Mexico's Pemex Sees Salina Cruz Refinery Restart Third Week October
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Pemex says it expected its Salina Cruz refinery to resume operations by the third week of October, after a series of natural disasters kept the facility offline.

Mexico's Pemex Says Gasoline, Diesel Supplies Guaranteed
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Pemex says its installations suffered no significant damage from an earthquake.

Dominican Republic Shuts Most Ports Ahead Of Hurricane Maria
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Dominican Republic closed most of its ports ahead of Hurricane Maria, the government says.

Quake, Blackout, Breakdowns Cripple Mexico's Refinery Capacity
Friday, September 15, 2017 Mexico's drivers may pay more for fuel after a power failure hit a second refinery the same week that the strongest earthquake in more than a century shut the nation's biggest plant.

Buckeye Targets Normal Operations At Bahamas Oil Terminal On Tuesday
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Buckeye Partners LP said it aims to resume normal operations its Bahamas crude oil and fuel terminal after Hurricane Irma rampaged through the Caribbean.

Mexico's Pemex Says Refinery Electrical System Damaged By Quake
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Pemex says that it soon expects to repair turbogenerators damaged at its refinery near the epicenter of last week's massive earthquake.

Mexico's Pemex Delays Starting Salina Cruz Refinery After Quake
Monday, September 11, 2017 Pemex has not yet restarted its Salina Cruz refinery due to aftershocks following last week's huge earthquake that struck off southern Mexico,

NuStar's St. Eustatius Terminal Damaged By Irma, No Restart Date Set
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Nustar Energy's oil terminal in the Caribbean island of St. Eustatius suffered damage to several tanks and other equipment due to Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma Worsens Latin America's Fuel Supply Crunch
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Monster Hurricane Irma has shut down oil terminals across the northern Caribbean, worsening a fuel supply crunch in Latin America.

Shell Opens First Mexico Gas Station, Eyes Up To $1B Investment
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Shell opens its first gas station in Mexico, adding to a growing list of foreign-branded pumps.

Mexico's Pemex Says Fuel Supply Guaranteed Despite Harvey
Monday, August 28, 2017 Pemex said that Mexico's gasoline and diesel supplies were "guaranteed" despite the closure of Texan refineries that supply Latin American markets.

PDVSA Negotiating Curacao Refinery Lease, Open to China Partner
Friday, August 25, 2017 PDVSA has operated the refinery for decades, but the cash-poor company has been reluctant to invest in it.

Pemex Carries Out Major Maintenance Work At Ciudad Madero Refinery
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Pemex sais it is undertaking substantial maintenance work at its Ciudad Madero refinery.

Glencore, Chevron Enter Mexico's Recently Opened Fuel Market
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Chevron and trading firm Glencore announced separate plans to enter Mexico's fuel market.

Glencore To Start Importing Fuel For Mexico In February
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Glencore expects to start importing fuel for Mexico's domestic market in February 2018.

Novum Completes First Sale of Imported Diesel to Mexican Retailer
Monday, August 14, 2017 US-based trading firm Novum Energy said it has completed its first sale of imported ultra-low sulfur diesel to a Mexico-based fuel retailer.

Tesoro Signs Deal with Pemex to Enter Mexico
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 The Texas-based refiner that will soon be called Andeavor will supply fuels in Mexico's Sonora and Baja California states.

Court Orders PDVSA to Allow Sale of Oil at Sovcomflot's Request
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 The court action suggests even political allies of Venezuela such as Russia are losing patience with PDVSA's payment delays.

Pemex Terminates Odebrecht Refinery Contract Amid US Probe
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Pemex last month terminated a 1.8 billion peso ($100 million) contract with Odebrecht SA amid a probe by the U.S. Justice Department.

Sources: Pemex Declares Force Majeure On Maya Crude From Pacific Coast
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Pemex has declared force majeure over at least two cargoes of Maya crude to be loaded at its Salina Cruz terminal.

Mexico's Pemex Sees Restart of Salina Cruz Refinery on July 30
Friday, June 23, 2017 The Pacific coast refinery is Mexico's biggest, with a daily processing capacity of 330,000 barrels of crude oil.

Mexico Seen Importing More US Gasoline With Top Refinery Out
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Mexico is expected to increase imports from the US with Pemex's biggest refinery out of service for at least two weeks.

Two Killer Refinery Fires No Help as Pemex Seeks Partners
Friday, June 16, 2017 Pemex's bid to recruit partners to help run their facilities "was already a tough sell" because of the condition of the aging plants, said Tim Samples.

Mexico's Pemex Expects To Begin Restart Of Top Refinery
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Pemex says it expects to begin startup operations at its Salina Cruz refinery later in the day once it extinguishes a large fire that completely shut down the plant.

Fire Breaks Out At Mexico's Top Refinery, 9 People Hurt
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 A major fire broke out at Mexican state oil producer Pemex's Salina Cruz refinery after a crude spill.

Mexico Private Sector Eyes More NAFTA Content in Future Products
Friday, May 19, 2017 U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer said in Washington that NAFTA had been successful for U.S. agriculture, investment services and the energy sector, but not manufacturing.

ExxonMobil Plans to Import Fuel to Mexico to Supply Its Gas Stations
Friday, May 19, 2017 ExxonMobil expects to open its first service stations in Mexico later this year and will sell gasoline and diesel fuels.

Glencore Agrees JV Deal to Supply Mexican Fuel Stations
Thursday, May 18, 2017 The new franchise will provide fuel, branding and ancillary retail services to 1,400 fuel stations in Mexico, the company said.

Exxon Says to Open Gas Stations in Mexico, Invest $300 Million
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Exxon expects to open its first service stations in Mexico later this year.

Brazil Acts to Protect Ethanol Producers as U.S. Imports Jump
Monday, May 15, 2017 Brazil is toughening requirements for ethanol importers to protect domestic producers, a minister said on Monday.

Fire Triggered by Suspected Fuel Thieves Kills Four in Mexico
Monday, May 15, 2017 The pipeline has a capacity of 73,000 barrels per day and transports gasoline and diesel from Pemex's Minatitlan oil refinery to Mexico City.


Mexican Fuel Importers Weigh Risk After Thefts Trigger Bloodbath
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 A gun battle May 3 between soldiers and huachicoleros, the local nickname for fuel thieves, left 11 people dead and many more injured and triggered protests in Puebla, where pipelines are often tapped to steal gasoline.

UN Reports Sharp Drop in Cuban Exports of Refined Oil Products
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Cuban exports of refined oil products fell about 97 percent between 2013 and 2016, according to a United Nations trade report released this week, reflecting falling supplies from its political ally Venezuela.

Mexico Oil Theft Clash Leaves at Least 10 Dead, Including Four Soldiers
Friday, May 05, 2017 At least four soldiers and six suspected oil thieves died in a battle in the central Mexican state of Puebla, authorities said on Thursday, as the army launched a major operation against organized criminals who siphon fuel from pipelines.

Pemex Seeks Investors for Its Refineries, but Who's Buying?
Friday, May 05, 2017 Sweeping energy reforms have turned Mexico into one of the world's most attractive offshore prospects, but one segment is getting no love from U.S. investors: the nation's aging refineries.

Russia Resumes Oil Shipments to Cuba, Helps Fill Venezuelan Breach
Thursday, May 04, 2017 A Russian oil tanker with 249,000 barrels of refined products is due to arrive in Cuba on May 10, according to Reuters shipping sources and others, bringing back memories of when the Soviet Union supplied all of the island's energy needs.

Pemex Keeps More of Its Crude in Mexico as Refineries Ramp Up
Thursday, May 04, 2017 Pemex is producing more gasoline and diesel at its six refineries across Mexico, reducing fuel imports and leaving less oil available for export.

Fluor Wins Chile Refinery Contract
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 The project marks an oil and gas milestone for Fluor in the South American country.

More Than 5 Gas Tankers a Week Seen Crossing Wider Panama Canal
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Panama said it expects 20 million tons of LNG to pass through its canal annually once the newly widened waterway is opened this month.

Valero to Convert Aruba Refinery to Terminal
Monday, September 03, 2012 Valero Energy Corporation announced Monday that it will further reduce operations at its Aruba Refinery and reorganize the site as a refined products terminal.

Peru LNG Inaugurates $3.8B Liquefaction Plant
Thursday, June 10, 2010 The first natural gas liquefaction plant in South America was officially inaugurated Thursday. At US$3.8 billion in investment, Peru LNG represents the largest investment in one single project ever made in Peru.