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What’s the Future for Natural Gas in Bolivia?
Bolivia

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After seeing an uptick in 2015, the production of hydrocarbons in Bolivia has fallen ever since, which opens up new questions about whether the country can meet export commitments with Brazil and Argentina. Read this report to understand the state of natural gas, and oil, in Bolivia.

Will the New Hydrocarbons Law Turn Around the Peruvian Oil Sector?
Regional

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There is a degree of confidence that the new hydorcarbons law to be debated shortly in Peru's congress will clear up some of the uncertainties that have slowed investment decisions. Along with the change in the regulatory framework, the hydrocarbons sector also expects the modernization of the Nor Peruano Pipeline and the completion of the Sur Peruano Gas Pipeline (GSP), two works that could unlock a series of other projects. Read this report to understand the state of Peru's oil and gas industry

AMLO's Plans for Mexico's Oil & Gas Sector
Mexico

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Mexico's president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) faces many challenges in the oil sector, such as how to increase production, fuel processing and reduce gasoline imports, without sacrificing exports, a valuable source of government revenue. There is also a lot of doubt about how he will achieve these aims in the context of the energy reform he has often criticized. Read this report for more.

Offshore Latin America: Activity is Up, Despite Political Doubts
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Offshore Latin America: Activity is Up, Despite Political Doubts

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Higher oil prices, greater efficiencies, and regulatory adjustments introduced in several countries are driving new investment in the offshore areas of the region. The epicenter of activity is in the Gulf of Mexico and in the Brazilian pre-salt, but interest is also growing in Guyana, where discoveries are surpassing expectations. Read this report to understand the state of offshore in Latin America today, and where it is headed.

Ecuador Opening Door to O&G Investment
Ecuador

Ecuador Opening Door to O&G Investment

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Ecuador continues to move towards a more market-based approached in its oil sector. Read this report to find out about the OPEC nation's latest developments, and to get a sense of what is next.

What Now for Venezuela and its Oil Sector?
Venezuela

What Now for Venezuela and its Oil Sector?

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After the recent election results in Venezuela securing another six years of the same government, one important question is, what happens to the failing oil sector in the country? Can we expect a new direction, or more of the same? Read the report to find out.

LNG in LatAm Gains Importance as Domestic Production Stagnates
Brazil's Pre-Salt Comes of Age
Brazil

Brazil's Pre-Salt Comes of Age

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Brazil's deepsea pre-salt area, along with Argentina's Vaca Muerta, is the most talked about oil and gas deposit in Latin America. This report explores a new series of pre-salt oil rounds in Brazil, along with regulatory changes in its oil industry, and assesses both the challenges and risks to the deepsea oil region.

Oil and Gas in Argentina: Production Slowing, but Investment in Vaca Muerta Up
Oil and Gas in Colombia: Better Times Ahead
Colombia

Oil and Gas in Colombia: Better Times Ahead

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After two years of decline, oil production in Colombia should rise this year, helped by better prices and a new scheme for the allocation of areas, among other regulatory changes. Read this report to find out about the state of the oil and gas industry in Colombia, and to get a sense of where it is headed.

Oil & Gas Survey 2018
Regional

Oil & Gas Survey 2018

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Read the report to get a sense of what is in store in oil and gas in Latin America in 2018, according to industry insiders.

Oil & Gas Outlook 2018: New Investment, New Auctions, New Optimism

Oil & Gas Outlook 2018: New Investment, New Auctions, New Optimism

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After the strong adjustment in oil and gas budgets in 2015 and 2016 driven by the decrease in the price per barrel of crude oil, favorable regulatory changes, falling costs in the offshore segment and the need of major oil companies to improve their portfolios through the incorporation of oil and gas reserves promise to increase investment in Latin America in 2018.

Refining in Latin America: Fuel Imports on the Rise
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Refining in Latin America: Fuel Imports on the Rise

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Latin American countries will continue to import fuel at low prices to meet domestic demand, stalling refinery and refinery-modernization projects. Read this report to find out about the state of refining in Latin America today.

Offshore: Slump Ending, Investment Returns
Regional

Offshore: Slump Ending, Investment Returns

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The combination of higher crude prices - after hitting a low of US$27/b in January last year, they are currently around US$55/b - and a reduction in exploration costs is bringing some of the shine back to offshore areas. Read this report to find out about what is happening offshore in oil and gas in Latin America.

Oil and Gas in Peru: No Turnaround in Sight
Peru

Oil and Gas in Peru: No Turnaround in Sight

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Peru's oil production is in decline, though gas production continues to increase thanks to the Camisea field. The worry is that exploration in hydrocarbons has dried up. The government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and hydrocarbons licensing authority PerúPetro plan to send to congress a bill to amend the organic hydrocarbons law, as well as complementary regulations, in a quest to reverse the fall in production and exploration. Read the report to find out more.

Mexico Continues Process of Change in its Oil Sector
Mexico

Mexico Continues Process of Change in its Oil Sector

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Production continues to decline in Mexico. However, there are signs that this will change soon. The success of Round 1 and the three Round 2 auctions called by hydrocarbons regulator CNH in the last two years augers well for an increase in production as these projects mature. Read this report for an update on energy reform and what to expect in the oil sector in the year leading up to next year's presidential elections in Mexico.

Ecuador's Oil Sector Seeks Results
Ecuador

Ecuador's Oil Sector Seeks Results

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Ecuador's economy has suffered as a result of low oil prices. Will a new government take action to stimulate investment in hydrocarbons? How are landmark oil and gas projects advancing in Ecuador? Read this report to find out.

Oil Prices, Corruption Impact Construction of Pipelines in Latin America
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Oil Prices, Corruption Impact Construction of Pipelines in Latin America

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The drop in oil prices and corruption scandals in several projects has slowed the expansion of Latin American oil and gas pipelines in recent years. The moderate rise in the price of crude could spur growth of transport infrastructure in the region, but before that, many governments will need to reformulate contracts to dispel new corruption allegations in large transport projects.

Brazil's Oil and Gas Revamp: A New Dawn?
Brazil

Brazil's Oil and Gas Revamp: A New Dawn?

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The government in Brazil has overseen a slew of regulatory changes to the upstream oil and gas segment, most of which are seen as business friendly. But are they enough to haul the local industry out of its deepest ever rut? Read the report to find out.

Oil in Venezuela: A New Pragmatism?
Venezuela

Oil in Venezuela: A New Pragmatism?

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Venezuela's economic collapse is perhaps the most dramatic of any nation in Latin America in the last thirty years, and the oil industry is at the center of it. What is occurring in the country's oil? Where is the sector headed? Is the much talked about 'pragmatism' real? Read this report to find out.