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Feb 16- 28 2010


Bloom Energy unveils fuel cell of the future

AP/Paul Sakuma

KR Sridhar, co-founder and CEO of Bloom Energy, poses next to Bloom Energy power servers at eBay offices in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010.

SAN JOSE, Feb 26, 2010 - story

US puts Brazil under spotlight
amid push for Iran sanctions

Reuters/Gary Clement

The Ocean Guardian semi-submersible
drilling rig is 93 miles from the Falkland Islands.

WASHINGTON, Feb 26, 2010 - story

Oil prices climb on US growth surprise - story

IEA warns of return to oil price volatility - story

Most of Italy's oil spill to be retrieved by Friday: official - story

Ghana to present bill on managing oil wealth - story

Oil subsidies to hit 1.0 percent of global GDP: IMF report - story

Falklands dispute escalates over fresh oil drilling plans - story

UN to review controversial climate panel - story

British energy group Centrica returns to profit - story

Crude oil prices drift down - story

US, Israeli defense chiefs discuss Iran sanctions: Pentagon - story

Critical Venezuelan rights report is "garbage:" Chavez - story

New Americas bloc minus US leaves questions - Analysis - story

Lat-Am commission slams lack of rights in Venezuela - story

Pemex production fell at slowest rate in two years - story

Petrobras lures Armada as Brazil oil bill advances - story

Venezuela brokerage rush to Panama fuels applications ‘backlog’ - story

Venezuela asks China to boost oil loan to $20 billion - story

Venezuela to pay Ternium debt in ‘days,’ Sanz says - story

Falklands oil drillers may be takeover targets, Deloitte says - story

Petrobras postpones release of fourth-quarter results - story

Petrobras holds first natural gas auction in 2010 and debuts weekly sales to distributors - story

Petrobras discovers oil in Campos Basin post-salt and pre-salt areas - story

Latin America state energy control to stay strong - story

Oil prices slumps on recovery fears - story



Spanish PM demands release of all Cuban political prisoners


A woman signs a condolence book for jailed Cuban activist Orlando Zapata Tamayo in Havana February 24, 2010.

MADRID, Feb 25, 2010
- story

Oil prices lose ground - story

"Repsol posts net income of 1559 billion euros for 2009" - story

China says still time for diplomacy on Iran - story

Argentina urges UN chief to intervene in Falklands row - story

Shell pledges to help Nigeria harness gas resources - story

Ailing Nigerian leader returns home but not to power - story

'Sabotage' puts massive oil slick in Italy's Po River - story

Nigeria loses over two billion dollars to gas pipeline sabotage - story

China passes US as top Saudi oil importer: energy secretary - story

Workers at several French refineries end strike - story

Refinery crisis afflicts global oil sector - story

Oil prices rise on weak dollar, mixed US energy report - story


New Latin America bloc urges Falklands talks

Reuters/luis Silva

Presidents pose during the official photo of the Latin American leaders summit in Cancun February 22, 2010. From top left are, Cuba's Raul Castro, Bolivia's Evo Morales, Colombia's Alvaro Uribe, Costa Rica's Oscar Arias and from bottom left are, Chile's Michelle Bachelet, Mexico's Felipe Calderon and Brazil's Luis Inacio Lula Da Silva.

CANCUN, Feb 24, 2010 - story

Nigeria hails Total's plan to invest 20-billion-dollar

AFP/Wole Emmanuel

Acting Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (C) inaugurates the opening ceremony of the conference on oil and gas by cutting the ribbon at the International Conference Centre of Abuja.

ABUJA, Feb 24, 2010
- story

Oil prices slip before US crude inventories report - story

Nigeria's ill leader returns home from Saudi Arabia : press - story

Petrobras lures armada as Brazil oil bill advances in congress - story

Brazil's Braskem to invest in Mexico petrochemicals - story

Venezuela Chavez says may restart Colombia imports - story

Develop Nigeria's oil region for lasting peace, say officials - story

Sarkozy backs France's troubled oil refineries - story

Latin American, Caribbean bloc created without the US - story

Oil climbs on firmer US energy demand - story

Shell slams Nigeria's oil reform bill, says it 'lacks insight' - story

'Black gold' hopes in Falklands may be inflated: analysts - story

UN warns greenhouse gas cuts 'not enough' to curb warming - story

US warns Iran 'time and patience is running out' - story

Hillary Clinton plans Latin America visit: spokesman - story

Uribe-Chavez clash leads to deeper talks: Colombia - story

Brazil's industry warns on bill to cut work week - story

Oil prices ease on sagging US consumer confidence - story

Argentina rallies regional support over Falklands row


Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez (L) waves next to Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala (R) during the Unity Summit in Playa del Carmen, near Cancun, Mexico, on February 22.

CANCUN, Feb 23, 2010 - story

Venezuela's oil exports to US plunge 45 percent

CARACAS, Feb 23, 2010
- story

Oil hovers around 80 dollars in Asian trade - story

China calls for more talks, 'flexibility' on Iran - story

Iran's latest nuclear plans draw sharp response from US - story

Nigeria seeks oil firms' help to tackle power crisis - story

Oil drilling under way off Falklands: company - story

French petrol pumps run dry in refinery strike - story

Ex-IAEA chief Blix to head UAE nuclear panel: reports - story

US to probe hedge fund impact on oil markets: official - story

US energy czar: oil output, consumption to remain strong - story

Iran to build two enrichment plants in mountains from March - story

Uribe to Chavez: 'Be a man!' - story

Latin America and Caribbean seek unity in Mexico - story

Noble, Pemex discuss rig-contract renewal in Mexico - story

Venezuela has $5 billion stockpile to boost unregulated bolivar - story

Bolivia, Argentina near natgas exports agreement - story

Colombia: Glencore talking to possible partners for Prodeco - story

Ecuadorean judge changed on Chevron pollution case - story

Oil prices top 80 dollars in New York - story

Argentina wins Chavez backing in Falklands row

Palacio de Miraflores

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez speaks during his TV show 'Hello President' in Merida, western Venezuela, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. Chavez suggested Sunday that Venezuela's military would help defend Argentina if Britain were to attack its South American ally -Yahoo News.

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 22, 2010
- story

US lawmaker urges Iranian gasoline blockade

CHICAGO, Feb 22, 2010 .- story

Reliance sweetens bid for control of LyondellBasell: report - story

Iran plans to build two enrichment sites from March - story

Oil tops 80 dollars a barrel in Asian trade - story

British rig to start drilling off the Falklands: report - story

Nigeria assures Bush of credible vote in 2011 - story

French drivers fill up tanks as oil strike spreads - story

Striking French oil workers raise threat of shortages - story

Russia's patience on Iran: strained but not snapped - story

Nigeria handled president's absence with skill : Blair - story

Crude oil prices near 80 dollars per barrel - story

Tullow says it will buy Heritage's Uganda assets - story

Brazil's ruling party endorses Lula successor - story

Lula plans to mend Honduras ties as Brazil seeks regional clout - story

Chavez calls for wind, nuclear energy to boost electric grid - story

Nicaraguan former president Aleman vows to oust sandinistas - story

Petrobras raised to ‘overweight’ at HSBC as valuation compelling - story

Britain raising 'specter of war'
over Falklands: Argentina

The Ocean Guardian rig will explore reserves in the Falklands

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 19, 2010
- story

IAEA 'concerned' Iran working
on nuclear weapon


Yukiya Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency attends a board of governors meeting in Vienna on February 12.

VIENNA, Feb 19, 2010
- story

Oil tumbles as Fed rate hike boosts dollar - story

AAAS: US project seeks to make the family car a cash cow - story

US voices concern after Iran 'warhead' report - story

Brazil says only UN should be in Haiti for long-term: report - story

China says Obama-Dalai talks 'seriously harm' ties with US - story

Peru may reach trade agreement with EU next week, Andina says - story

Ecopetrol to be ‘standout player’ in Latin America - story

Repsol, Hunt to invest $1.5 billion in Peru in 2010 - story

Mexico oil port plan may help Maya quality, output - story

Colombia clears Isagen for hydroelectric plant loan - story

Brazil's ETH acquires Brenco, forms ethanol giant - story

French refineries strike raises supply fears - story

18 arrested in Angola embezzlement probe: prosecutor - story

British PM says Falklands population well protected - story

US voices concern after Iran 'warhead' report - story

Oil prices jump after US inventory data - story

Argentina turns up the heat
on Britain over Falklands

AFP/Daniel Garcia

A field artillery battery fires during a military exercise
at Mount Pleasant British base, Falklands, 2007.

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 18, 2010 - story

Russian oil major TNK-BP to invest
in Venezuela 180 million dollars

MOSCOW, Feb 18, 2010
- story

Oil lower on demand concerns, stronger dollar - story

Britain watching Falklands situation 'closely': minister - story

Nigeria cabinet sends team to see ill president - story

Kuwait signs deal with Shell to boost gas production - story

Taiwan plans to keep ageing nuclear plants - story

Relative values: Einstein theory proved in 21st-century test - story

French strike at Total disrupts refineries - story

Russia says missile delivery to Iran delayed - story

Obama, Spanish king in 'warm' talks after diplomatic bruise - story

Lavrov defends Russia arms sales to Latin America - story

Petrobras imports gasoline on ethanol shortage, Estado reports - story

Pride sets aside $56.2 million for bribery case in Venezuela and Mexico between 2002 to 2006 - story

Fuel imports soar in oil exporter Venezuela - story

Tidewater seeks arbitration for disputes in Venezuela - story

Key political risks to watch in Colombia - REUTERS FACTBOX - story

Oil prices extend gains after surge - story

Argentina escalates row with Britain over Falklands oil

BUENOS AIRES, Feb 17, 2010 - story

West targets Iranian oil for nuclear sanctions

PARIS, Feb 17, 2010
- story

Obama unveils plans to build new nuclear power plants - story

Oil strengthens on easing fears over Greek debt - story

Firms scale back from US climate push - story

Britain plays down Argentina's Falklands shipping move - story

Oil prices jump amid dollar weakness, Iran tensions - story

Total refinery workers occupy plant in north France - story

Major powers deny new nuclear offer for Iran - story

Saudi plays down oil incentive for China on Iran sanctions - story

Oil price drops under 74 dollars in New York - story

Two Chevron employees held in Congo for 'fraud' - story

Netanyahu asks Russia for 'biting' Iran sanctions - story

After Obama's first year, Saudis fret over policy trend - story

Oil prices 'too high': British PM - story

Kuwait to restudy two key oil projects: CEO - story

World oil prices creep higher - story

Clinton warns Iran headed for military dictatorship - story

ConocoPhillips exec dies in Alaska avalanche: report - story

Russia starts production of gas from coal - story

Falkland oil in rig contract with Desire petroleum - story

Brazil's Petrobras confirms Tupi at 5-8 bln barrels - story

Shell Altamira LNG terminal in Mexico due for cargo tomorrow - story

Maurel slumps after saying exploration costs hurt 2009 earnings - story

Falkland battle lines form over Jurassic oil search: week ahead - story


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