Archive for the ‘Bolivian Fiscal Oil Fields (YPFB)’ Category

Bolivia Diverts LNG To Argentina, Leaving Brazil In The Dark

Via MercoPress, a report that Bolivia is diverting LNG to Argentina, leaving Brazil 7 million cm short per day: Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than […]

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Gazprom: A “Political Insurance” Company

From Robert Amsterdam’s insightful blog, a very interesting analysis of the latest announcement that Gazprom is forming a new $4.5 billion joint venture in the tumultuous Andean country with Total and Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), the state-held entity.  As the article notes: “…what is extraordinary about this major energy deal is that Gazprom is […]

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Argentina and Bolivia’s Northeast Argentine Pipeline; A Feeble Attempt to Balance Brazil’s Growing Might

Stratfor (subscription required) recently reported that Argentine and Bolivian leaders kicked off the $1.8 billion Northeast Argentine Pipeline (GNEA) project in Buenos Aires on Jan. 25.  While this has important ramifications for the South American hydrocarbon picture, Stratfor insightfully notes that this is just another harbinger that the geopolitical structure of South America is changing:  […]

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An OPEC for Natural Gas: Born in South America?

As noted in Xinhua earlier this month, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela signed an accord to create the Organization of Gas Producing and Exporting Countries of South America (Opegasur), which is aimed at consolidating their energy alliance. “…The three presidents inked the commitment memorandum for the exploration and exploitation of fossil fuels in the Bolivian provinces […]

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