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Previous Stories: 2010

- Mar 1- 15 - March 16-30 - APRIL 1- 15

- Jan 1 - 15 - Jan 16 - 30 - Feb 1- 15 - Feb 16- 28

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April 16 - May 30

Colombia heads for June runoff
to elect new president


Former defense minister Juan Manuel Santos and former Bogota mayor Antanas Mockus headed for a runoff

BOGOTA
Petroleumworld.com, May 31, 2010
- story

Oil edges up as dollar weakens - story

Hundreds turn out to protest BP in New Orleans - story

BP's failed attempts to plug Gulf of Mexico oil spill - story

'Top kill' failure deals blow to oil spill weary Louisianans - story

Documents show BP had concerns about oil rig: report - story

Panama harbors ambitions beyond its canal - story

Bidders line up for Shell LPG assets: report - story

Tropical Storm Agatha kills 96 in Central America - story

U.S. to stop 33 exploratory rigs for 6 months - story

Pemex may ask Finance Ministry to take on some debt - story

Perupetro launches bid for 25 oil concessions demanding US$ 1.25 billion investment - story

Petrobras signs MOU with Turkey to expand deepwater exploration in the Black Sea - story

 

BP pushes on with 'top kill'
as true slick size emerges

AP/U.S. Coast Guard

BP labored for a second day Thursday to choke
off the leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

VENICE, Florida
Petroleumworld.com, May 28, 2010
- story

2010 hurricane season
may be worst on record


AP

This NOAA satellite image taken Tuesday,
May 25, 2010 at 01:45 PM EDT.

WASHINGTON
Petroleumworld.com, May 28, 2010
- story

Oil hits two-week high as equities rally - story

Some of the world's worst oil spills - Facts - story

Shell buys US gas group East Resources for 4.7 billion dollars - story

BP says oil leak costs rise to 930 million dollars - story

Former Trinidad PM Manning resigns as political leader - story

Obama suspends oil permits, deepwater exploration - story

UN rift widens over Brazil-Turkey deal with Iran - story

Calderon calls for closer ties with Canada, US - story

Italy's ENI sells Brazilian gas unit to Petrobras - story

Oil prices climb four percent - story

US oil leak cap operation on track: BP

REUTERS/Sean Gardner

The Discoverer Enterprise drill ship uses a flare to burn natural gas and oil from an insertion pipe connected to the broken oil well under the surface at the BP oil spill site, approximately 42 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico May 22, 2010.

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, May 27, 2010
- story

Oil rises above 72 dollars as euro gains - story

Obama to extend moratorium of offshore oil permits - story

Oil patches from collision spotted on Singapore coast - story

Trinidad and Tobago swears in first female prime minister - story

War ebbing, Colombia enjoys oil boom story

Oil prices jump as market panic recedes - story

BP hedges on new oil cap bid
as Obama plans second visit

AFP

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, May 26, 2010
- story

Venezuela extends recession
with 5.8-percent slide


Reuters/ Miraflores Palace /Handout

Central Bank President Nelson Merentes (L) talks to the media, as Finance Minister Jorge Giordani watches, during a news conference in Caracas May 18, 2010.

CARACAS
Petroleumworld.com, May 26, 2010
- story

Oil rebounds in Asian trade as 'fear factor' eases - story

Kuwait passes law to privatise new power plants - story

BP cautious on new oil cap bid - story

Oil slick 'contained' off Singapore - story

BP hedges on new oil cap bid, inquiry details warning signs - story

Multiple warning signs preceded BP rig blast: inquiry
- story

Woman prepares to take over in first for Trinidad and Tobago - story

Pressure still unstable on Norwegian North Sea oil platform: Statoil - story

Bond issue highlights Venezuela-owned Citgo's woes, Citgo lost $128 million in Q1 2010 - story

Chavez says Venezuela to hike oil output this year - story

Oil tumbles more than two dollars- story

BP hatches 'top kill' bid to plug oil leak

AFP/Getty /John Moore

Natural gas siphoned from the BP oil leak burns off on the Discover
Enterprise on May 21 in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast

GALLIANO
Petroleumworld.com, May 25, 2010
- story

First woman prime minister vows
unity in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad Express

New TT PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(r) and former PM Patrick Manning

PORT OF SPAIN
Petroleumworld.com, May 25, 2010
- story

Oil collapses by more than two dollars - story

Oil slick threatens Singapore coast after ship collision - story

OPEC not concerned over sliding oil price: Kuwait - story

After oil, Norway should turn to gas - story

US slams BP, but awaits latest bid to plug oil leak - story

Trinidad and Tobago on
edge over snap election

Reuters/Andrea De Silva

Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar speaks during a campaign rally for contest the 41 seats of the May 24 parliamentary elections, in Chaguanas May, 2010.

PORT OF SPAIN
Petroleumworld.com, May 24, 2010
- story

Oil spill is 'existential crisis'
for BP: top US official

AFP/Getty Chip Somodevilla

US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, May 24, 2010
- story

 

Progress in stemming Gulf spill,
but fears grow

AFP

This NASA Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Terra satellite image captured May 10, shows a close up view of a massive oil slick (R) in the Gulf of Mexico as it continued moving perilously close to shore, towards Florida. 

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, May 19, 2010
- story

Venezuela affirms offshore
gas plans despite accident

CARACAS
Petroleumworld.com, May 19, 2010
- story

BP cagey as oil tube
registers 'some' success

Rigzone

Graphic depiction of BP's plan to drill two wells designed to
intersect the original wellbore above the oil reservoir and
allow heavy fluid to be pumped into the well and stop the oil
from flowing, May 5, 2010.

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, May 17, 2010
- story

Venezuela's PDVSA semisubmersible
Aban Pearl  gas rig sank 

AP

The Aban Pearl gas rig,
sank off in the Caribbean sea
in the Northeast Venezuelan coast on May 12.

CARACAS
Petroleumworld.com, May 17, 2010
- story

US$ 80 billion Venezuela's  Orinoco
belt Carabobo projects  starts

REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Chevron's Vice-President for Latin America Ali Moshiri (L) and the chairman of Spanish oil company Repsol YPF Antonio Brufau (C) talk with Wes Lohec (R), President of Chevron Venezuela during the carabobo's agreement-signing ceremony at the headquarters of the state-run oil company PDVSA in Caracas May 12, 2010.

CARACAS
Petroleumworld.com, May 17, 2010
- story

Venezuela buys Dominican refinery stake

Reuters/ Eduardo Munoz

President of Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA Rafael Ramirez (L) and Dominican's Finance Minister Vicente Bengoa sign an agreement for Venezuela to purchase a stake in the Dominican Republic's Refidomsa refinery during a ceremony at the national palace in Santo Domingo May 5, 2010.

SANTO DOMINGO
Petroleumworld.com, May 07, 2010
- story

BP lowers dome as oil  laps Louisiana island

AFP iactiv

Coastal residents Thursday anxiously awaited the outcome of efforts to contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill with a giant domelike structure

VENICE
Petroleumworld.com, May 07, 2010
- story

Brazil demands Iran guarantee
nuclear work is non-military


Map showing the reported Qom and Natanz uranium enrichment facilities in Iran.

TEHRAN
Petroleumworld.com, April 27, 2010 - story

BP's soaring profits overshadowed
by oil rig tragedy

LONDON
Petroleumworld.com, April 27, 2010
- story

Oil dips below 83 dollars in Asian trade - story

Russia and Norway say agree on Arctic border compromise - story

Total pays Cambodia 28 mln dollars for oil exploration: PM - story

Nigerian gunmen kidnap senior official of oil-rich state: police - story

Iran builds petrol stock to offset possible sanctions - story

Russian-British oil firm TNK-BP says profits soar - story

High energy costs drive rise in German import prices - story

Robotic subs race to cap leaking US oil well - story

Argentina kicks off Falklands maritime controls - story

Oil eases in New York - story

BP struggles to cap leak
as US oil slick spreads

AP/Gerald Herbert

Aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, boats try to contain oil spilled from the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on Friday, April 23, 2010.

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, April 26, 2010
- story

PDVSA CRP Cardon refinery catalytic
cracking unit down due to fire

Caribe Focus

Fire at PDVSA CRP Cardon

CARACAS
Petroleumworld.com, April 26, 2010
- story

Oil extends gains on economic optimism - story

Arctic border dispute at the heart of Medvedev's Oslo visit - story

Indonesia to take lead on geothermal energy: president - story

Oil price not hampering economic recovery: Kuwait - story

Suspects in Jordan oil bribery case freed on bail: lawyer - story

Iran Guards boast of replacing sanctions-wary oil majors - story

Search called off for missing workers after US oil blast - story

Venezuela may nationalize gold mining concessions, Chavez says - story

Argentina kicks off Falklands maritime controls - story

Oil prices firm after roller-coaster week - story

Venezuela holds keys to Orinoco oil wealth

CARACAS
Petroleumworld.com, April 23, 2010
- story

Gulf of Mexico: 'Major oil spill'
as rig sinks off US Gulf


Transocean's semisubmersible, Deepwater Horizon, has sunk in approximately 5,000 feet of water off the coast of Louisiana at approximately 10:30 a.m, (CST) April 22, 2010, the US Coast Guard office in Louisiana confirmed

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, April 23, 2010
- story

Chavez revolution losing steam in Venezuelan slums - story

Ecopetrol approved the commercial viability of the Southwest Quifa Field - story

Treaty Energy and Princess Petroleum entered in Joint Venture in Belice - story

Tuscany International drilling to provide drilling rig to Canocol Energy in Guyana - story

Colombia: PetroLatina confirmed the existence hydrocarbons in Putumayo-4 block - story

N Sea crude swaps rise following release of ENAP tender: sources - story

Oil lower in Asian trade - story

Louisiana ecosystem faces threat from potential oil spill - story

Response to US oil rig accident 'number one priority': Obama - story

US lawmakers: Oil rig crisis shows offshore drilling dangers - story

US Congress takes step towards Iran sanctions - story

Ash cloud briefly shuts Northern European airports: authorities - story

Nigerian leader approves affirmative action oil law - story

Kuwait opens new oil gathering centre to boost output - story

Kuwait urges OPEC oil output compliance, says price fair - story

Mixed reactions trail Nigeria's preference for locals in oil sector - story

Bolivia: People's climate summit seeks to halve emissions by 2020 - story

Brazilian president defends controversial dam project - story

Oil prices mixed on weak US demand - story

12 missing after Gulf of Mexico
oil rig blast: coast guard

Rigzone

Transocean's * Deepwater Horizon, an RBS-8D-designed
dynamically-positioned semisub.The rig is under long-term
contract to BP through September 2013,
reported Rigzone.

WASHINGTON
Petroleumworld.com, April 22, 2010
- story

Ecuador's Correa to propose
oil nationalization bill

AP

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa

QUITO
Petroleumworld.com, April 22, 2010
- story

Ash cloud shuts several airports across Northern Europe: authorities - story

Iran Guards test new speed boat in key oil supply route - story

Oil price drop on weak US demand - story

Iran navy foils pirate attack on oil tanker - story

Talk of fuel sanctions a 'joke': Iran oil minister - story

Ecuador cabinet shuffle puts new oil minister at OPEC head - story

Oil prices mixed as US energy inventories climb - story

Under-fire Ukraine president defends Russia deal - story

Bolivia's Morales slams capitalist debt to global warming - story

Eco-activists mass for alternative climate summit in Bolivia - story

Canadian Canacol Energy move to drill in Guyana - story

Canadian Petrolifera Petroleum announced today a significant gas discovery in Colombia - story

 

Venezuela holds keys to Orinoco oil wealth

CARACAS
Petroleumworld.com, April 23, 2010
- story

Gulf of Mexico: 'Major oil spill'
as rig sinks off US Gulf


Transocean's semisubmersible, Deepwater Horizon, has sunk in approximately 5,000 feet of water off the coast of Louisiana at approximately 10:30 a.m, (CST) April 22, 2010, the US Coast Guard office in Louisiana confirmed

NEW ORLEANS
Petroleumworld.com, April 23, 2010
- story

Chavez revolution losing steam in Venezuelan slums - story

Ecopetrol approved the commercial viability of the Southwest Quifa Field - story

Treaty Energy and Princess Petroleum entered in Joint Venture in Belice - story

Tuscany International drilling to provide drilling rig to Canocol Energy in Guyana - story

Colombia: PetroLatina confirmed the existence hydrocarbons in Putumayo-4 block - story

N Sea crude swaps rise following release of ENAP tender: sources - story

Oil lower in Asian trade - story

Louisiana ecosystem faces threat from potential oil spill - story

Response to US oil rig accident 'number one priority': Obama - story

US lawmakers: Oil rig crisis shows offshore drilling dangers - story

US Congress takes step towards Iran sanctions - story

Ash cloud briefly shuts Northern European airports: authorities - story

Nigerian leader approves affirmative action oil law - story

Kuwait opens new oil gathering centre to boost output - story

Kuwait urges OPEC oil output compliance, says price fair - story

Mixed reactions trail Nigeria's preference for locals in oil sector - story

Bolivia: People's climate summit seeks to halve emissions by 2020 - story

Brazilian president defends controversial dam project - story

Oil prices mixed on weak US demand - story

12 missing after Gulf of Mexico
oil rig blast: coast guard

Rigzone

Transocean's * Deepwater Horizon, an RBS-8D-designed
dynamically-positioned semisub.The rig is under long-term
contract to BP through September 2013,
reported Rigzone.

WASHINGTON
Petroleumworld.com, April 22, 2010
- story

Ecuador's Correa to propose
oil nationalization bill

AP

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa

QUITO
Petroleumworld.com, April 22, 2010
- story

Ash cloud shuts several airports across Northern Europe: authorities - story

Iran Guards test new speed boat in key oil supply route - story

Oil price drop on weak US demand - story

Iran navy foils pirate attack on oil tanker - story

Talk of fuel sanctions a 'joke': Iran oil minister - story

Ecuador cabinet shuffle puts new oil minister at OPEC head - story

Oil prices mixed as US energy inventories climb - story

Under-fire Ukraine president defends Russia deal - story

Bolivia's Morales slams capitalist debt to global warming - story

Eco-activists mass for alternative climate summit in Bolivia - story

Canadian Canacol Energy move to drill in Guyana - story

Canadian Petrolifera Petroleum announced today a significant gas discovery in Colombia - story

China, Venezuela in
36-billion-dollar energy deals

BEIJING
Petroleumworld.com, April 20, 2010
- story

Gas exporters want prices indexed to oil

ORAN
Petroleumworld.com, April 20, 2010
- story

Volcano chaos costing Asia carriers 40 million dollars a day - story

Europe accused of over-reacting to ash cloud threat - story

Europe re-opens, airspace, flights resume slowly - story

Oil rebounds in Asian trade - story

China's CNPC to boost Iraqi oilfield output - story

Venezuela celebrates 200 years, opposition slams Chavez rule - story

Canada rolls out carbon dioxide capture unit - story

International press delegation at Norway ONS caught in flight chaos


Claudio Rivas, Hands Earth (l-R); Pramod Kulkarni, World Oil; Elio Ohep, Petroleumworld;Tricia Crossey, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gulf Publishing; Giuntis Moritis, Oil & Gas Journal; Linda Hsieh, Drilling Contractor Magazine, IADC.

STAVANGER, Norway
Petroleumworld.com, April 20, 2010

Twenty international journalists from the energy media were detain in Norway last Friday, in middle of the airspace chaos created when Norway shut down airspace early Tuesday due to a volcano ash cloud over the country - story

Angola envisages joining Gas Exporting Countries Forum - story

Israel's Netanyahu calls for 'crippling' petroleum sanctions on Iran - story

Signs of recovery in T&T Economy (Central Bank) - story

Saudis to build nuclear, renewable energy centre - story

Ecuador threatens oil seizures to accelerate talks- story

Halliburton expands workforce as onshore demand rises - story

Oil prices tumble on Goldman, flight cancellations worries - story

Iraq to launch third bid
round for gas fields: MEES

DUBAI
Petroleumworld.com, April 19, 2010
- story

US to help region end foreign
oil dependency: Clinton

AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers her remarks to energy and climate leaders, Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington.

WASHINGTON
Petroleumworld.com, April 19, 2010
- story

Oil tumbles below 82 dollars in Asian trade - story

Iran hosts nuclear disarmament meet - story

France accuses Iran of shunning nuclear dialogue - story

France, Kuwait sign nuclear energy agreement - story

Venezuela may sell bonds to boost bolivar, RBS says - story

Medvedev on historic Argentina trip to boost Latin America ties - story

Flight bans extended into next week as ash cloud lingers - story

Mexico's Pemex makes natural gas discovery-exec - story

Venezuela oil min says US war with Iraq was for oil - story

Pemex board committee rejects draft business plan - story

Brazil's OGX mulls sale of some oil block stakes - story

China's Sinopec signs Brazil deal with Petrobras - story

Petrobras may sell oil-block stakes to China Sinopec - story

Brazil may drill more wells for oil swap for stock - story

Venezuela may build power plant at El Palito refinery - story

Goldman fraud charges trigger prospect of wider crackdown - story

At least five dead in Nigeria oil tanker explosion : AFP - story

Oil prices tumble on dip in US consumer sentiment index - story

GE upbeat as profit falls less than expected - story

Kadhafi urges support for 'wise' and 'peaceful' Obama - story

Malaysia warns Iran after cutting off gasoline supplies - story

BP set to press on with Canadian oil sands plan - story

Nigeria still open to oil law changes: state firm boss - story

Kuwait privatisation bill passes first hurdle - story

Venezuela oil minister seeks U.S. investment - story

Carabobo oil field JVs established in Venezuela - story

Nordic countries shut airspace due to volcano ash cloud - story

Key Energy shares down on expiry of Mexico rigs contracts - story

Mexico keeps Maya price steady for US, Europe buyers - story

Greens launch NAFTA action on Canada oil sands - story

Venezuela pay dispute halts 12 oil drilling rigs - story

Rosatom may build two nuclear reactors in Argentina - story


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