Archive for the ‘Guayana’ Category

China Boosts BRI Talks With Indonesia, Guyana and Georgia

Via the South China Morning Post, a report on China’s outreach to Indonesia, Guyana, and Georgia: The global infrastructure strategy is Chinese president’s main talking point during meetings with Joko Widodo, Irfaan Ali and Irakli Garibashvili Xi also discusses the plan with leaders of Mauritania and Burundi on sidelines of World University Games in Chengdu […]

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Guyana, Exxon, and the Making of a New Petro State

Via The Intercept, commentary on how – while Guyana is poised to become Exxon’s top global oil producer – some view what has been happening over the past five years as emblematic of a broader wave of extractive colonialism playing out in countries across the Global South: GUYANA’S HIGH COURT handed down a historic ruling […]

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Petrobras Eyes New Investments In Guyana, Venezuela and Bolivia

Via Upstream Online, a report that Brazil’s Petrobras is eyeing new investments in Guyana, Venezuela and Bolivia: Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is assessing the possibility of carrying out fresh investments throughout South America. The signalling of a possible to return to regional investments came as Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva this week […]

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Could Guyana’s Exxon Ruling Scare Off Big Oil?

Via The Guardian, an article on whether a recent Guyana court ruling requiring ‘unlimited guarantee’ from oil firms to cover costs of spills could change offshore drilling throughout region: A ruling from Guyana’s high court could change the face of offshore oil drilling throughout the Caribbean, according to financial and legal analysts. The ruling ordered […]

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Oil Boom Transforms Guyana and Prompts A Scramble For The Spoils

Via AP News, an article on Guyana and how things are changing in light of the oil boom: Villagers in this tiny coastal community lined up on the soggy grass, leaned into the microphone and shared their grievances as someone in the crowd yelled, “Speak the truth!” And so they did. One by one, speakers […]

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Guyana Greenlights $12B Oil Development Plan

Via Energy Daily, a report on Guyana;s $12B oil development plan: Guyana has approved a more than $12 billion investment proposal by a US and Chinese consortium seeking to develop an offshore oil field, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said Wednesday. The consortium is led by ExxonMobil, and includes the China National Offshore Oil Corporation and […]

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