Archive for the ‘Guayana’ Category

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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Venezuela Claims Nearly Three-Quarters of Guyana

Via The Washington Post, a report on the Venezuela/Guyana border dispute: For decades, maps and charts produced by Venezuela have represented the 61,000-square-mile territory — nearly three-quarters of Guyana — as an integral part of … Venezuela. It’s what governments in Caracas of all ideologies have argued, what generations of schoolchildren have been taught. It’s […]

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Guyana’s Offshore Oil Boom

Via Geopolitical Futures, a brief look at Guayana, the South American country which could be a top producer next decade: By 2035, the world’s fourth-largest offshore oil producer could be a South American country with fewer than 1 million people. According to Norway’s Rystad Energy, Guyana – with proven reserves of 11 billion barrels of oil […]

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The Quest to Defuse Guyana’s Carbon Bomb

Via Wired, an article on how a former BP lawyer is going up against Exxon—and her own country—in a bid to stop offshore oil drilling before disaster strikes: IN LATE JUNE, inside a squat concrete building in Georgetown, Guyana, on a noisy street flanked by telephone repair shops and beauty supply stores, two lawyers were waging one […]

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