Archive for the ‘Suriname’ Category

Suriname: Selling Its Gold and Timber – at the Cost of Tribal Land Rights

Via The Guardian, commentary on how Suriname’s claim to fame as the most forested in the world already been fatally undermined by increased logging and mining: “Welcome to Suriname – the most forested country in the world!” reads a billboard above the entrance of Suriname’s international airport terminal. Numerous signs remind travellers that more than 90% of […]

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TotalEnergies Expands Its Suriname Presence

Via Eurasia Review, a report on TotalEnergies growing activity in Suriname as it takes a new offshore exploration license: TotalEnergies’ presence in Suriname. Credit: TotalEnergies TotalEnergies and its partners QatarEnergy and Petronas have signed a production sharing contract for Block 64 with Staatsolie Maatschappij Suriname (Staatsolie), the State-owned oil company of Suriname. Block 64 was awarded […]

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‘Black Gold’ For Guyana And Suriname: Blessing Or Curse?

Via Oil & Gas Daily, an article on Guyana and Suriname resource potential: Emerging as potential oil powers while the world seeks to wean itself off planet-warming fossil fuels, poverty-stricken South American neighbors Guyana and Suriname say they have to cash in while they can. The former Dutch colonies are among the world’s most tree-covered countries, […]

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Small Oil Producers Benefiting From Russia Sanctions

Via Asia Times, a report on how smaller oil producers such as Ghana, Guyana and Suriname are benefiting from the Russian sanctions: As the US and Europe cut back purchases of Russian oil, and energy traders shun it for fear of sanctions, the search is on for other sources. Attention has focused on Iran and Venezuela, both of which are led by […]

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Suriname: The Next Big Oil Player?

Via The National Interest, an article on how the Republic of Suriname might become South America’s newest energy power: The Republic of Suriname might become South America’s newest energy power. American Apache and French Total just announced the discovery or significant oil deposits offshore.  Suriname is both poor and thinly populated. It also is highly […]

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Suriname: The Land Alcoa Damned

Via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, a detailed look at Suriname, where a struggling country’s past and future has been shaped by Alcoa and its aluminum: It electrified this South American country even as it drowned a jungle, so the 1.2-mile-long dam Alcoa built here to harness the Suriname River is more than stone and turbines. It’s a symbol, […]

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