& Caribbean

Very usefull links



Petroleumworld stories: 2010

Stories are not allways available on the Petroleumworld site after 90 days.

Previous Stories: 2010

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

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

Other Previous Stories 2009 - 2006:

June 1 - 15

Obama goes on the offensive
to stem oil fallout

AP/ Dave Martin

Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010.

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010
- story

PDVSA to change its name to
Socialist Venezuelan Petroleum


President Hugo Chavez (center) with workers at the Petroanzoategui upgrader in PDVSA Jose complex, Puerto La Cruz , Venezuela

CARACAS, June 14, 2010
- story

Stronger euro boosts oil prices in Asia - story



Iran's Ahmadinejad says Israel is 'doomed',
UN sanctions 'have no effect'

AP / Andy Wong

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers his speech at the Expo Center of the World Expo in Shanghai, China, Friday, June 11, 2010.

SHANGHAI, June 11, 2010
- story

US doubles Gulf oil flow estimate


NEW ORLEANS, June 11, 2010
- story

Repsol starts Camisea gas liquefaction plant - story

Oil eases in Asia on weaker Chinese factory output - story

Chavez backs Ahmadinejad in rejecting Iran sanctions - story

Clinton pledges continued US support to Colombian military - story

Oil-struck Louisiana says don't stop drilling - story

White House battle fuels BP takeover speculation - story

Obama summons BP chairman as fears grow of leak backlash - story

Caribbean officials worry oil spill may reach pristine shores - story

Clinton throws weight behind Caribbean security plan - story

Oil prices rally on Chinese exports, IEA outlook - story

New Venezuela forex band unchanged on day two - story

Chavez ends Venezuela's electricity rationing program - story

Q+A-Venezuela's new regulated currency market - story

UN slaps fourth set of sanctions on Iran


PARIS, June 10, 2010
- story

IEA sees oil demand firming, Chinese growth a key

PARIS, June 10, 2010
- story

Oil falls in Asian trade - story

US sets deadline for BP as mistrust grows - story

Oil rigs leaving Gulf of Mexico over drill ban: official - story

US lawmakers summon top oil firm bosses - story

Salazar says offshore drilling to continue in 'safe' manner - story

Clinton, Caribbean ministers to discuss oil spill - story

OPEC holds oil demand forecast steady, cautious for 2010 - story

US warms to Ecuador, possibly distancing Venezuela - story

Oil prices jump on rising recovery hopes - story


Obama lashes BP chief, media over oil disaster

AFP/POOL/Sean Gardner

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he would have fired BP CEO Tony Hayward, seen here in May 2010.

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2010
- story

OAS to study Honduras, calls for Falklands talks

Reuters/ Pilar Olivares

L-R) Organization of American States Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin, OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, Peru's President Alan Garcia, Peru's foreign minister Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde and former OAS Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar , Lima June 6, 2010.

LIMA, June 9, 2010
- story

Venezuela with new rate for bolivar versus dollar - story

Oil prices end mixed on choppy trades - story

Obama to make fourth trip to oil disaster zone - story

BP pledges to sell oil from ill-fated well to help wildlife - story

White House threatens greenhouse gas bill veto - story

Oil from BP spill found 40 nautical miles away: official - story

Report blames Swedish oil firm Lundin for Sudan war crimes - story

Kuwait minister says current oil price acceptable - story

US orders new safety steps for offshore drilling - story

US, France, Russia respond to Iran fuel deal: diplomat - story

Venezuela to open new forex market on Wednesday - story

PDVSA - Total upgrader at capacity this month - story

Poor Maya crude quality hampers Mexico refineries - story

Chevron`s $27 billion liability In Ecuador - story

Brazil's economy surges on investment, industry - story

Oil prices up on new supply, demand calculus - story


Mexico's Pemex sues BASF and
other 5 companies, over stolen oil

MEXICO CITY, June 8, 2010
- story

Oil will darken southern US coast for years

AP /Charlie Riedel

Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill floats on the water as the sky is reflected in sheen on Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana Monday, June, 7, 2010.

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010
- story

Crystallex forms strategic partnership with the China Railway Engineering Corporation - story

Clinton urges OAS to drop objections, readmit Honduras - story

Peru eyes diversification of energy matrix, self-sufficiency -

Oil and gas industry leaders to gather in Calgary for Global Petroleum Show - story

Oil prices end mixed on choppy trades - story


Clean-up crews work on Florida beaches

Reuters/ Jose Luis Magana/Greenpeace

A pelican sits covered with oil from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in Barataria Bay, Louisiana just off the Gulf of Mexico June 6, 2010.

PENSACOLA, FL, June 7, 2010
- story

Clinton seeks better Latam ties
despite Honduras, Iran rows

AFP/ Saul Loeb

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to leave Sunday on a tour for stronger security and trade ties with Latin America despite US friction with powerful Brazil over Cuba, Honduras and Iran.

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010
- story

Oil prices fall in Asian trade - story

US oil spill cap catching some 10,000 barrels a day: BP - story

Oiled pelicans fortunes improve after Obama visit - story

Gulf of Mexico disaster could increase oil cost - story

Oil explorer Rockhopper raises hopes for Falklands well - story

Medvedev urges global eco-disaster fund after oil spill - story

Venezuela investigates Maracaibo lake oil spill - story

Brazil's Petrobras announces new oil find - story

Obama vows help as BP sees oil spill progress - story

OAS meet to tackle Falklands, Honduras and arms control - story

Oil falls three dollars on weak euro, US jobs report - story


BP wrestles cap over leak as
Obama heads back to Gulf


This still image from a live BP video shows a cap being lowered in the hopes of sealing the fractured oil pipe spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

NEW ORLEANS, June 4, 2010
- story

BP Scenarios: After the oil spill


Consumers are showing their frustration over the BP oil spill, demonstrating at gas stations and corporate offices and drumming up support on social networking sites

HOUSTON, June 4, 2010
- story

Top US Senator pushes new oil drilling rules - story

China's Exim lends 1.5 billion dollars for Ecuador plant - story

BP rocked by ratings downgrades over oil spill disaster - story

After oil spill, Obama vows to find votes for energy bill - story

Sanctions will not stop Iran nuclear drive: Larijani - story

New UN nuclear sanctions could mean confrontation: Iran - story

EU probes Areva, Siemens civil nuclear deal - story

Venezuela creates new 'censor' agency - story

World leaders demand probe into Israel raid - story

'Immense challenge' to rebuild Haiti, president tells donors - story


Fitch cuts BP rating, puts on
negative watch amid oil spill

AFP/ Leon Neal

BP revealed Tuesday that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico had cost it almost a billion dollars, sparking a 13-percent plunge in its shares after the latest attempt to fix the leaking well failed.

LONDON, June 3, 2010
- story

Chavez declares ‘economic war'
against private business


Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela

CARACAS, June 3, 2010
- story

Oil above 74 dollars as stock markets surge - story

Gulf oil closes in on Florida, containment efforts hit snag - story

Crisis-hit BP says will pay for six sand barriers - story

London firm says N.Korea oil exploration to start in a year - story

Scope of Gulf of Mexico oil spill still a mystery - story

PDVSA Orinoco belt output rises to 513,000 bpd - story

Key political risks to watch in Venezuela - story

Eleven oil workers rescued in Gulf of Mexico, Excelsior says - story

Petrobras acquires exploration rights off New Zealand - story

Oil prices edge up as Wall Street rallies - story


US opens criminal investigation into oil spill


Graphic showing how a cap will be used to try to stop the oil flow. US officials said Tuesday they launched a criminal and civil probe into the nation's worst ever oil spill as BP voiced hopes of capping the six-week-old Gulf of Mexico leak soon.

NEW ORLEANS, June 2, 2010
- story

Obama, Peru's Garcia discuss cooperation, trade

Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Peru's President Alan Garcia (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington June 1, 2010.

]WASHINGTON, June 2, 2010
- story

Oil prices above 72 dollars as eurozone worries weigh - story

Lukoil reports quarterly profit of 2.05 billion dollars - story

BP, in it for the long haul, pitches tents for oil cleanup - story

Panama canal users irked at higher tolls on horizon - story

Nigerian leader seeks cut in 67-dollar oil benchmark - story

Oil prices skid on sluggish European, China data - story

Frustration grows as BP warns
of long effort to cap spill

Graphic on the biggest oil spills in the world.

GALLIANO, LA, June 1, 2010
- story

Iran producing higher-enriched
uranium: IAEA

VIENNA, June 1, 2010
- story

Oil mixed in Asian trade, stays above 74 dollars - story

Louisiana residents add hurricane fears to oil woes - story

BP plunges 15 percent as oil spill costs soar - story

BP rushes new Gulf oil operation - story

China calls on Iran to boost cooperation with IAEA - story

Colombian presidential favorite reaches out to Venezuela - story

Oil falls below $73 after Chinese data - story

Colombia's Santos win boon for Wall St and Chavez? - story

Israeli raid complicates U.S. ties and push for peace - story

Petroperu to sell 10% of its shares to the private sector - story

BP rushes new plan to stem Gulf oil leak

Reuters / NOAA

NASA MODIS satellite image, taken May 23, 2010, of the Gulf of Mexico shows the extent of the oil released from the Deepwater Horizon spill. The oil can be seen as a sheen on the water surface.

ROBERT, La., May 31, 2010
- story


Contact: 212) 635 7252, (58 412) 996 3730 or
(58  412) 952 5301

Editor:Elio C. Ohep A/Producer - Publisher:Elio Ohep /
Contact Email:
CopyRight © 1999-2006, Elio Ohep - All Rights Reserved. Legal Information
- CCS office Tele
phone/Teléfonos Oficina: (ß58 212) 635 7252
PW in Top 100 Energy Sites

Technorati Profile

Fair use notice of copyrighted material:
This site is a public free site and it contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of business, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have chosen to view the included information for research, information, and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission fromPetroleumworld or the copyright owner of the material.