Favorites: Brazillionaires

This week, I finished reading Alex Cuadros’ Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country. It is an elegantly written and thoroughly researched narrative that helps readers understand why business and politics are so difficult to bifurcate in that country.   The book is digestible, compelling, and respectful of readers’ intellects. While the stories […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2016 Jan | W2 – 4

Weekly Highlights Mexico While Brazil’s corruption perception ranking took a hit in Transparency International’s index, Mexico’s remained steady (see map). 2015 was a year to celebrate predictability, but corruption remains an issue with which Mexico must contend as it continues to implement energy reforms. Nonetheless, in contrast with the region’s largest economy, the Mexican government […]

Otimo Site: Notícias em Português: Mercados Naval e de Óleo e Gás

Caros leitores: Estou publicando uma recomendaçao para leitores no Brasil. O site Of Seas está focado nos mercados Naval e de Óleo e Gás brasileiros. Estou incluindo a descrição do site e espero que vocês gostem e visitem se estivessem interessados! Of Seas Ele foi criado com o intuito de consolidar  em um mesmo local as […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2016 Jan | W1

Weekly Highlights (plus a bonus) Feliz Año Nuevo | Happy New Year | Feliz Ano 2016!! Venezuela Earlier this week, newly elected opposition lawmakers were sworn in (English) to the Venezuelan Congress. The opposition won a super majority in Congress that is being challenged by the ruling Socialist party (PSUV). The country’s state-owned oil company, […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2015 Dec | W3-4

Weekly Highlights Mexico Pemex‘s oil price hit a low (Spanish) last week when the Mexican mix fell to $27 per barrel, and it continued flirting with record prices (Spanish) as it closed yesterday at $26.54 USD. Prices at this level hover close to the cost of production (estimated to be between $23 and $29 USD […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2015 Dec | W2

Weekly Highlights Mexico Pemex is looking at entering external markets and is scheduled to open five total franchise (English) gas stations in Houston in December 2015 to test the U.S. market. Pemex brand recognition is high among the large percentage of Hispanics residing in Houston. The new stations are part of a larger strategy (Spanish) to increase […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2015 Dec | W1

Originally Published: 01 December 2015 Note: The new version of ELB’s site will be available in the coming days! Please excuse any site outages and enjoy the below Weekly Highlights. Questions or requests? claudia.espinosa@energylatamblog.com La versión nueva del sitio ELB estará disponible en los próximos días! Favor de disculpar cualquier interrupción. Espero que les gusten los Weekly Highlights para […]

Energy Latam Blog | 2015 Nov | W3

Mexico This week, the Mexican Energy Secretariat is accepting bids in its first electricity market auction since the restructuring of the Mexican electricity sector in 2013. Winners will be awarded 15-year contracts for generation projects and 20-year clean energy licenses (CELs). They will be announced at the end of March 2016 (Spanish). TransCanada now has […]

Petrobras strike losses mount, union blocks ‘contingency plan’

Petrobras said Friday it has managed to reduce the impact of an open-ended strike by implementing a contingency plan even as workers occupy some of its facilities. In line with expectations, the loss of production on November 4 was… http://petroglobalnews.com/2015/11/petrobras-strike-losses-mount-union-blocks-contingency-plan/

Petrobras cancels oil strike talks, union vows escalation

Brazil’s state-controlled oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA canceled talks with union leaders that were planned for Tuesday and aimed at settling a strike that is now in its ninth day. Members of oil union FUP have been on strike at Petrobras, as the company is known, since Nov. 1 in the biggest… https://bakken.com/news/id/247896/petrobras-cancels-oil-strike-talks-union-vows-escalation/