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Jan 1- 16 2010

Guatemala to publish bidding rules for oil blocks by next week

MEXICO CITY, Jan 15, 2010
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Who's running Haiti? No one, say the people

AFP/Juan Barreto

Dozens of bodies lie outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince. Anger and despair mounted in quake-hit Haiti Thursday with scores facing a third night trapped beneath the ruins, food and water running out, and little sign of international aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 15, 2010
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Oil falls for a fifth day on signs economic recovery may falter - story

CNPC expects growth even as economy stays uncertain - story

Soros says U.S. needs carbon cap to unlock clean-energy finance - story

Valero said to hire UBS to sell only remaining East Coast plant - story

Petrobras says no talks with Galp Energia under way - story

Natural gas tumbles after report signals adequate fuel supplies - story

Mexico Oct economy grows for second straight month - story

Venezuela power cuts force petrochemical stoppages - story

Chile conservative could oust left in tight vote - story

Ecuador to push Amazon oil proposal with "dignity" - story

Power outage hits southern Peru, Southern Copper OK - story

Petrobras reserves fell 1.5 pct in 2009 on Bolivia - story

Argentine central bank hopeful U.S. freeze to be lifted - story

Transneft may halt oil supply to refinery next week - story

Total calls meeting on refinery as striking workers block sites - story

CFTC proposes position limits on energy speculation - story

Repsol finds evidence of oil, gas in offshore Campos basin block - story

Obama to push for U.S. carbon laws, climate treaty, stern says - story

Oil prices slip on concerns about weak US demand - story


Chavez : Blackouts in Caracas cancelled

Noticias24 /E.Stella Guerrero

Businesses closed in Caracas due
to electricity rationing, Jan 13, 2010

CARACAS, Jan 14, 2010
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Tens of thousands feared dead in Haiti quake

Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

A victim cries as she awaits medical assistance after the earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 13, 2010.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 14, 2010
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Oil snaps three days of declines on U.S. earnings optimism - story

Venezuelans yell "Welcome to Cuba" as lights dim and Chavez pulls back - story

OPEC to leave output unchanged in March, Kuwait says - story

Algeria's Sonatrach CEO in corruption probe-sources - story

U.S. raises 2010 oil Price outlook on economic growth - story

Venezuela to sell debt to up parallel bolivar-source - story

Oil closes below $80 for first time this year on supply gain - story

Venezuela in electricity rationing blackout

Caracas, the first blackout night , Jan 13, 2010

CARACAS, Jan 13, 2010
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Thousands feared dead as major quake strikes Haiti

Reuters TV

A man calls for help while being trapped at the Port-au-Prince University, after a major earthquake struck, in Port-au-Prince in this January 13, 2010 video grab.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 13, 2010
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Oil extends decline as China restrains lending, stockpiles rise - story

Ecuadorean minister resigns over Amazon project - story

Iran speaker blames CIA, Mossad for physicist’s death - story

Angola to back constitution for stronger president - story

Shell shares fall on talk of weak Q4 profit - story

Oil price drop on weather, China concerns - story


US has contingency plan for Iran nukes: top general

WASHINGTON, Jan 12, 2010
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Oil above 82 dollars in Asian trade - story

Bolivia in nationalization deal with US, British companies - story

Sick Nigeria leader breaks silence: BBC - story

Carbon tax wrong way to tackle climate: EU trade chief-to-be - story

‘Golden’ Brazil asset may help Devon top $7.5 billion sale plan - story

Petroamerica, signs with Petrobras a farm-in agreement on Colombia's Balay Block - story

Ecuador bought back $55 million in defaulted bonds - story

Brazil's Braskem surges on speculation Quattor deal is near - story

Profit taking pulls down oil prices - story

Venezuela military shutters store amid devaluation panic - story

Nigeria's political elite discusses 'missing' president - story

European court to hear Yukos 98-bln-dollar case against Russia - story

Cold snap severely disrupts Norway's gas exports - story

China, Saudi fail to resolve petrochemicals dispute - story


Chavez devalues Venezuela's currency, first time since 2005

Presidential Press/ Marcelo Garcia

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez

CARACAS, Jan 11, 2010
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Oil prices back above 83 dollars - story

Chavez alleges incursion by US war plane - story

Chevron pipeline attacked in Nigeria - story

Oil prices mixed after weak US jobs report - story

Oil tops China-Nigeria talks agenda - story

Iran's Ahmadinejad dismisses nuclear sanctions - story

Vargas Llosa backs Chile's billionaire frontrunner - story

Google wants to buy, sell electricity in US - story

US environmental agency gets tough on smog

WASHINGTON, Jan 8, 2010 - story


Oil stays below 83 dollars in Asian trade - story

Brutal Europe winter sparks travel chaos, energy alert - story

India's Reliance raises offer to buy Lyondell: report - story

Occidental Petroleum authorized to sell Argentina's natural gas - story

Colombia's Rubiales signs oil transportation contract with OCENSA - story

Petrobras acquires SPC NovaMarlim - story

Technip secures a FEED contract in Venezuela - story

Pemex oil output may rise after 7 years of decline - story

Venezuelan prices rise at slowest pace in two years - story

Argentina's Central Bank ouster frees Fernandez to tap reserves - story

Cosan falls on slavery charges; BNDES pulls loans from Petrobras fuel dist unit - story

Petrobras, Odebrecht buy control of Quattor, Valor reports - story

Mexico plans July turnaround at Minatitlan refinery - story

China eyes Caribbean fuel oil market now, crude later - story

New York oil prices snap 10-session winning streak - story

No result in Russia, Belarus oil talks: report - story

Iraq and Iran to meet to draw border: Mottaki - story

US watchlist adds to Nigeria's many woes - story

Greenpeace says made to 'pay' for climate summit failure - story



US breaks with 'drill anywhere' nenergy policy: official

WASHINGTON, Jan 07, 2009

The United States is moving away from the "drill anywhere, whatever the cost" energ - story

Venezuela workers protest energy-saving production cuts - story

Wall Street stocks flatline as job concerns weigh - story

Crude oil spikes above 83 dollars on weaker dollar - story

Poland slams Baltic gas pipeline - story


China's electricity consumption up six percent in 2009

BEIJING, Jan 06, 2009 - story

Iraq approves oil deals, paves way for massive investment - story

Oil prices drop, stay near 82 dollars - story

South Korea's SK to build oil refinery in Ecuador - story

Venezuela's exports of oil and fuel to the United States down 17.8 percent - story

BP wants a stake on Petrobras ONGC's KG stake - story

Andes Energia gets listed in Buanos Aires exchange - story

Petrobras wants a stake in Galp - story

Pemex see an oil production rise - story

BPZ completes wells in offshore Peru's Corvina field - story

PDVSA and Eni to form a JV in Orinoco's Junin 5 block - story

Petrominerales opens taps at Colombia's Candelilla field - story

Cuba says output 65.000 bpd in 2009 - story

First Vietnam refinery too small: PetroVietnam - story

Iran's president opens new Turkmenistan-Iran gas link - story

Obama rebukes spy chiefs over intelligence 'screw-up' - story

China's 2009 growth projected at 8.5 percent: official - story

US envoy meets Honduras politicians amid stalemate - story

Chile copper mine strike ends - story

Ailing Nigerian president faces legal challenges - story


Venezuela may close heavy industries to save energy

SIDOR steel plant in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela

CARACAS, Jan 05, 2009
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Oil extends gains as cold weather boosts buying - story

China river pollution 'serious' after oil spill: govt - story

Wall Street kicks off 2010 on bullish note - story

Iraq names new north oil chief, sparking communal concern - story

No cuts of Russian oil to Belarus: industry spokeswoman - story

Canada gas project, pipeline gets green light - story

Oil holds above 81 dollars - story

Shell CO2 stocking plans under fire - story

Venezuela begins 2010 with electricity rationing - story

Iran repeats offer for 'gradual' nuclear fuel swap - story

US overhauls terror watchlists - story

US denies its warplanes violated Venezuelan airspace - story

Colombia's New Year's Day rebel camp bombings left 22 dead - story

Peru-China free trade deal effective next week: official - story

Major Chilean copper mines go on strike - story

Brazil nuclear plants may close as floods kill 68 - story

2009 a bad year for Brazil's exports - story

Cold snap pushes oil above 80 dollars a barrel - story

Oil price kicks off 2010 with a bang - story



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