Central/South America

bp pauses gas-field talks with Venezuela as license expires

Oil major bp has paused discussions with Venezuela on the development of a gas project on the maritime border with Trinidad and Tobago following the expiration of a U.S. license to Venezuela in April.

Developer seeks permit to send U.S. gas to Mexico for LNG exports

A Mexican energy developer is seeking U.S. permission to export gas to Mexico, turn it into liquefied natural gas (LNG) and send it to countries with U.S. free-trade agreements.

Gato Negro Permitium Uno seeks U.S. DOE approval to ship gas to Mexico

Gato Negro Permitium Uno is seeking U.S. permission to export gas to Mexico, turn it into LNG and send it to countries with U.S. free-trade agreements.

Investments surge on strong demand outlook for LNG bunkering

Drewry projects more than 1,000 LNG-fueled vessels to be in service by 2027. However, development of the bunkering infrastructure appears to be lagging in comparison to the growth in fleet as well as the potential demand, which could take a leap of 30 MMtpy by 2028.

Black & Veatch delivers feasibility study for Andes Energy LNG terminal

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure solutions leader Black & Veatch has completed a feasibility study for the planned Andes Energy Terminal, LNG regasification terminal and power plant.

Panama Canal in talks with US LNG producers to increase transit

The Panama Canal is in talks with U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers on how to meet increased demand for crossings as water levels recover after a prolonged drought

New Fortress delays start of Mexico's first LNG plant to May

New Fortress Energy has delayed the start of its Altamira liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Mexico to May and expects to export its first cargo in June after an incident a few days before the country's first LNG export plant was due to begin production.

Karpowership and Petrobras forge strategic alliance to enhance integrated natural gas projects in the Americas

Karpowership and Petrobras have signed a Memorandum of Intent to combine their respective expertise in the natural gas and power sectors to guarantee supply and meet the demand of the energy industry across the Americas.

API announces strategic partnership with the Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute (Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo e Gás — IBP). This agreement formalizes an important alliance aimed at strengthening collaboration and technical exchanges between both organizations and our members.

IEEFA: Tidal wave of new LNG supply to flood market amid demand uncertainty

Sluggish demand growth for liquefied natural gas (LNG), combined with a record increase in global export capacity through 2028, will likely thrust markets into an extended period of oversupply, according to the latest Global LNG Outlook from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Steep discounts, new vessels spur demand for LNG to power ships

Demand for LNG to power ships will rise this year on attractive prices, while more dual-fuel vessels join the global fleet, industry executives said.

Mexico's Pemex to hand over natural gas project to business magnate

Mexican state oil firm Pemex has agreed to hand over control of its Lakach natural gas project in the Gulf of Mexico to Grupo Carso, a company belonging to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

Global pipelines construction outlook 2024: New LNG terminals sound call for more pipelines—Part 1

4/16/2024

Mike Reed, Editor-in-Chief, Pipeline & Gas Journal, provides an overview of capital investments in pipeline construction. Part 1 examines capacity builds in North America, and Central and South America.

Global Projects Data

4/16/2024

A quick look at total project numbers by region.

Mubadala-backed Atvos inks deal to build $69 MM biomethane plant in Brazil

Brazilian ethanol producer Atvos has signed an agreement to build a biomethane factory in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, with investments seen at more than $69.4 MM.

bp in talks to sell some Trinidad upstream gas assets to Perenco

bp is close to an agreement to sell some of its Trinidad and Tobago oil and gas assets to Anglo-French oil company Perenco.

Shell sees significantly lower Q1 LNG trading results

Shell said it expects significantly lower results from its LNG trading business in the first quarter of 2024 compared with the previous three months.

Shell seeks longer U.S. license before sanctioning Venezuela gas project

Oil major Shell is seeking a long-term license from the U.S. before making a final investment decision on the Dragon natural gas project in Venezuela.

Argentina builds case for exporting natural gas to Brazil through Bolivia

Energy companies from Argentina and Brazil have begun talks on reversing the southerly flow of a Bolivian natural gas pipeline network that connects the three countries as a regional gas deficit could force Brazil to pay up for alternative supplies of the fuel.

Woodside seeks better terms to develop Trinidad's Calypso gas project

Australian oil and gas producer Woodside Energy would like to see improved fiscal terms from the Trinidad and Tobago government before committing to develop a deep-water natural gas project there.

ExxonMobil ahead of schedule on doubling LNG portfolio, exec says

ExxonMobil is ahead of schedule with its plan to double the size of its LNG portfolio to 40 MMtpy by 2030 and will focus on selling its own gas rather than trading that of third parties.

LNG growth to be met by other countries if U.S. walks away -Baker Hughes CEO

If the U.S. pulls back from permitting new LNG export plants, demand for the fuel will still be met from projects in Qatar, Argentina and Africa, said the CEO of Baker Hughes, Lorenzo Simonelli.

Trinidad seeks U.S. license for bp gas project shared with Venezuela

The government of Trinidad and Tobago has begun talks with the U.S. for a license that would allow the joint development of a natural gas project shared with Venezuela that also involves bp.

Suriname presses Exxon, TotalEnergies to combine gas developments

Suriname's state-owned oil company Staatsolie has begun talks with oil majors Exxon Mobil and TotalEnergies to encourage joint development of natural gas fields that straddle its and Guyana's maritime borders.

Global LNG market will 'be tight' until 2026 - TotalEnergies CEO

The global LNG market will be tight until 2026, Patrick Pouyanne, CEO of TotalEnergies, said at a conference in Houston.

bp in talks with Venezuela and Trinidad governments to develop gas field

bp Venezuela confirmed they are in talks with Trinidad and Tobago government to develop a shared offshore gas field in the Caribbean.

Shell publishes Energy Transition Strategy 2024

Shell has published its first energy transition update since the launch of its Powering Progress strategy in 2021 and with this energy transition update, Shell is focusing on how the same strategy delivers “less emissions”.

Global Project Data

3/7/2024

A snapshot of the global gas processing and LNG project landscape.

Mexico's Pemex, Carlos Slim team met to discuss deepwater gas project

Mexican state energy company Pemex and billionaire investor Carlos Slim's team are discussing ways to revive development of the country's first deepwater natural gas field that was shelved twice before.

Brazil, Guyana, Suriname eye more cooperation in oil and gas

Brazil, Guyana and Suriname have agreed to deepen discussions on cooperation in the oil and gas sector, according to a joint statement released by the countries after a meeting between their presidents.