By Nathan Gill Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) — Petroleos del Peru SA, the oil producer known as Petroperu, said a fire at its Talara refinery in northern Peru didn’t affect production. The fire, which started yesterday in the refinery’s vacuum distillation unit as a pressure meter was being installed, was “immediately controlled” and operations continued normally,… Read More Peru’s Talara Refinery Production Unaffected by Fire
By Matthew Craze and Nathan Gill May 13 (Bloomberg) — Empresa Nacional del Petroleo, Chile’s state-controlled oil and gas company, said the start-up of a liquefied natural-gas plant will help the company’s refinery business return to profitability. The Quintero LNG plant will reduce power costs at the company’s Aconcagua refinery by… Read More Enap Says Chile Quintero Plant to Help Profitability
By Nathan Gill April 30 (Bloomberg) — Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA, Chile’s biggest power generator, said it plans to invest about $1 billion this year to expand capacity. The Santiago-based company known as Endesa will invest in wind farms, a natural gas plant and a coal steam plant, adding 680 megawatts of capacity, Chief… Read More Chile’s Endesa Plans to Invest $1 Billion in 2009
By Nathan Gill and James Attwood April 29 (Bloomberg) — Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA, Chile’s biggest power generator, said first-quarter profit more than doubled as revenue rose in Chile. Net income rose to 166 billion pesos ($283 million) from 68.4 billion pesos a year earlier, the Santiago-based company said today in an e-mailed statement.… Read More Endesa Chile First-Quarter Profit More Than Doubles
By Nathan GillFeb. 14 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said today that he has given the order to begin a lawsuit against Repsol YPF SA, Spain’s largest oil company, and Perenco SA, a French oil company, over their failure to pay taxes. Correa said during his weekly address to the nation that both companies… Read More Ecuador’s President Calls for Lawsuit Against Repsol, Perenco
By Nathan Gill Feb. 13 (Bloomberg) — Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa met yesterday with representatives of state-owned oil company Petroamazonas SA to discuss the $820 million needed to finance four new oil fields in the nation’s Amazon rain-forest region. Petroamazonas is seeking joint ventures with companies including Schlumberger Ltd., the world’s largest oilfield-services provider, to… Read More Ecuador Petroamazonas Wants $820 Million for Amazon Oil Fields
By Nathan Gill Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) — Companies in Chile have delayed or canceled about a quarter of their planned investments, according to Chile’s Technological Development & Capital Goods Corp. About $17 billion of the $64 billion of planned investments in mining, real-estate, industrial, forestry and energy projects planned through 2012 were shelved… Read More Chile Projects Delayed, Canceled on Lack of Funding (Update1)
By Heather Walsh and Nathan Gill Jan. 21 (Bloomberg) — Chile, the world’s biggest producer of copper, said electricity bills will decline 1.6 percent for residents in the nation’s most populated areas. Energy prices will rise 14 percent for residents of northern Chile, Energy Minister Marcelo Tokman told reporters today in Santiago.