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Venezuelans Face Growing Queues To Buy Gasoline
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Venezuelan drivers are facing growing queues to buy gasoline despite having the world's largest oil reserves.

Petrobras CEO Says Transfer Of Rights Talks Still Ongoing
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 It is unclear when talks will conclude with the government on a revaluation of stakes in offshore oil blocks known as 'Transfer of Rights' areas, a Petrobras executive says.

Oil Cargoes Shift Away Venezuela As Hurricanes Extend Disruptions
Monday, September 18, 2017 Shippers are sending oil cargoes originally bound for Venezuela to other spots in Latin America and the Caribbean, in advance of coming hurricanes.

Petrobras To Sell $2 Billion In Bonds, Replace Costlier Debt
Monday, September 18, 2017 Petrobras will issue up to $2 billion in new bonds as part of a plan to repurchase shorter-dated, expensive securities

Venezuela Publishes Oil Prices In Chinese Currency For First Time
Friday, September 15, 2017 Venezuela published the price of its oil and fuel in Chinese currency for the first time.

  


Venezuela's Crude Supply To The United States Was Flat In August
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Venezuelan crude sales to the US in August were largely unchanged at 638,935 bpd compared with the prior month, but continued to fall far short of year-earlier levels.

Fifteen Oil Majors Interested In Brazil's Round 3 Pre-Salt Auction
Monday, September 11, 2017 Fifteen companies have pre-registered for Brazil's third auction of oil exploration rights in the pre-salt area.

Indigenous Mapuche Thwart Argentina Shale Development
Friday, September 08, 2017 Indigenous Mapuche communities demanding cash payments and blocking oil wells in Vaca Muerta are threatening the long delayed development of the shale fields, oil companies say.

Exxon Mobil Plans $200 Mln Investment in Argentina's Vaca Muerta
Friday, September 01, 2017 The company reportedly has asked the government of Neuquen province for a 35-year unconventional production concession.

Venezuela Probing 'Spectacular' Overpricing In Orinoco Oil Contracts
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Venezuela's new chief prosecutor is investigating 'spectacular' overpricing in a dozen contracts in the nation's Orinoco oil belt.

Brazil Regulator Rejects Total Study On Drilling At Amazon River Basin
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Brazil's environmental regulator Ibama says it has rejected Total's environmental study on drilling in the Foz do Amazonas basin.

Petrobras Sends Information On Northeast Brazil Fields To Potential Bidders
Monday, August 28, 2017 Petrobras has provided additional information on several fields in northeast Brazil to potential bidders, according to a Monday securities filing.

Argentina's YPF CEO Resigns, 6-Member Exec Committee To Run Firm
Monday, August 28, 2017 YPF controls large swathes of the Vaca Muerta shale play in southwestern Argentina, one of the world's largest unconventional oil and gas fields.

Venezuela's Maduro Swaps Oil Minister And PDVSA President
Friday, August 25, 2017 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro names Oil Minister Nelson Martinez as the head of state oil company PDVSA.

Statoil, YPF To Explore Shale Oil, Gas In Argentina
Friday, August 25, 2017 Statoil signs a deal with YPF to jointly explore for onshore shale oil and gas resources in the Vaca Muerta formation.

Brazil to Crack Down on Ships Sold Into 'Toxic' Scrap Trade
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Brazilian regulators are planning to strengthen rules to prevent exporters from selling aging ships to buyers who offload the vessels in South Asia's controversial coastal scrapyards.