Oil industry fears over Brazil's new president seen as overblown
The Oct. 27 landslide victory of Brazilian leftist presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the Workers Party (PT) over Sen. José Serra, the ruling party's candidate, at the outset was cause for concern for the oil and gas industry in Brazil.
Shell eyes mid-2003 start-up for Brazilian development
Royal Dutch/Shell Group's Brazilian unit is targeting a mid-2003 start-up of the first commercial oil development by a foreign company in Brazil since demonopolization of the country's petroleum industry began in 1997.
Fitch: Energy investors' confidence in Latin America shaky
Latin America's energy industry will require more than $225 billion in investments in the coming decade, but the region's political and economic environment suggests that external financing will be difficult to find and expensive to obtain.
Caribbean nations back Trinidad-based subsea gas pipeline
Efforts are under way to promote development of a subsea natural gas pipeline system from Trinidad and Tobago northward through the Caribbean Sea and possibly ending on the North American mainland at Miami.
Trinidad & Tobago threatens to ban Atlantic LNG expansion
Atlantic LNG Ltd.'s planned Train 4 expansion could be in trouble after Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning threatened to ban the LNG expansion unless participants in that joint venture improve their offer to the government.
Watching Government: El Paso judgment
Judgment day is coming. But to beleaguered energy marketing companies struggling to repair investor confidence, the regulatory process is dragging on for an eternity.
Point of View: UT center advancing real asset risk management science
Finance theoreticians 50 years ago defined portfolio optimization, the first methodology of real asset risk management technology, and the emerging science gained recognition in the last 30 years. But it's only now becoming practical with high-speed computing.