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Sept 16 - 30


Brazil's elections: No big
deal to foreign investors

Agencia Brasil/ Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom

Dilma Rousseff e Lula.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 30, 2010
- story

Gold Reserve seeks $1.9B
in Venezuela damages 

Mining at Las Brisas, Guayana, Venezuela

CHICAGO, Sep 30, 2010
- story

Oil down in Asian trade - story

Japan to withdraw from Iran oil project: reports - story

Japan's Marubeni buys stakes in Norwegian oil, gas fields - story

Nigerian culture resonates 50 years after independence - story

Filmmaker urges Canada to avoid oil sand 'curse' - story

Complex drilling lies ahead in effort to rescue Chile miners - story

Brazil: a big boom dogged by persistent handicaps - story

Delta to launch first direct flights between US and Angola - story

New BP boss launches safety crackdown after oil disaster - story

After Petrobras, oil firms look to Brazil bourse - story

ictory in Venezuela election - story


Brazilian government boosting
Petrobras stake to 64 percent

Reuters/Nacho Doce

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gestures as he speaks at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras' share offering ceremony in Sao Paulo September 24, 2010.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep 29, 2010
- story

Latin America's region a growing fuel importer

PDVSA-Hess HOVENSA, 500,000 barrels per day (BPD  in the Virgin Islands, is among the top ten largest refineries in the world.

NEW YORK, Sep 29, 2010
- story

Petrobras becomes 3rd biggest
oil firm with share issue

Reuters/Nacho Doce

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Finance Minister Guido Mantega and Petrobras Chief Executive Jose Sergio Gabrielli (L-R) attend Brazilian state oil company Petrobras' share offering ceremony in Sao Paulo September 24, 2010.

SAO PAULO, Sep 28, 2010
- story

Nigeria at turning point as it
marks 50 years as a nation

AFP/Pius Utomi Ekpei

Arms and ammunition surrendered by militant leaders in the volatile oil hub of the Niger Delta is displayed by Nigerian authorities in Port Harcourt in 2009.

LAGOS, Sep 28, 2010
- story

Russia's Medvedev says ties with China at 'highest point' - story

Oil lower in Asian trade - story

Exxon refuses to confirm reports of arson at PNG site - story

Lula tells Brazilians to vote for 'continuity' with successor - story

Fifty percent of oil spill remains in Gulf, commission hears - story

One millionth ship crosses Panama Canal - story

Cuba decrees sharp gasoline price hike - story

World oil prices mixed as recovery worries weigh - story

Chavez may strengthen grip on economy as foes make gains in Venezuela vote - story

Both sides hail v

Petrobras capitalization
'biggest in history': Lula

AP/ Andre Penner

A Brazilian flag is seen on the facade of the BM&FBOVESPA Stock Market during a ceremony marking the first day of trading at the BM&FBOVESPA Stock Market in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 24, 2010.

SAO PAULO, Sep 27, 2010
- story

Venezuela's opposition win a majority
of the vote but are a minority in the AN

Reuters/ Gil Montano

Opposition leaders, members of MUD (United Movement
for Democracy) celebrate after listening to electoral results
in Caracas September 27, 2010.

CARACAS, Sep 27, 2010
- story

Confusion damaged US oil spill response: Allen - story

Opposition makes big gains against Chavez in mid-term vote - story

Election blow for Chavez two years before presidential polls - story

World oil prices climb - story

Russia, China fete completion of oil pipeline - story

Greenpeace restarts protest on North Sea drill ship - story

Russia says to sign China gas deal by mid-2011 - story

Kuwait to scrap sponsor system for workers: minister - story

Lukoil buys back shares from Conoco: company - story

Lula's charisma lifts candidate towards Brazilian presidency - story

Oil prices soar as dollar falls - story

Kirchner floats third country trials of Iran suspects - story

Petrobras raises $70 billion in world's largest share sale - story

Lula to launch record Petrobras share sale

AFP/Mauricio Lima

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, pictured last week, was Friday to officially launch a sale of new shares in the state-run oil company Petrobras seen as the world's biggest capitalization, worth nearly 70 billion dollars.

SAO PAULO, Sep 24, 2010
- story

Chavez calls for 'knockout'
win in Sunday's vote


A man walks past a mural depicting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in Caracas

CARACAS, Sep 24, 2010
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European countries reject Atlantic oil drilling ban proposal - story

Medvedev to push modernization, energy goals on China visit - story

SKorea's KNOC wins hostile takeover of Dana Petroleum - story

Crude prices fall in Asian trade - story

BHP approves 1.5 billion dollar Australian gas project - story

Ahmadinejad's 9/11 speech sparks US fury - story

Venezuela's violent crime challenges Chavez in key polls - story

Petrobras fixes share price in huge capitalization - story

Study backs estimates on BP oil spill - story

Oil prices rise despite worrying data - story

Venezuela's PDVSA to issue $3 bln bond in early Oct - story

Russia to supply Venezuela
with 10 oil tankers: report

MOSCOW, Sep 23, 2010
- story

Petrobras `reverse privatization'
looms as Brazil backs $78 billion offer

RIO, Sep 23, 2010
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Oil prices below 75 dollars in Asian trade - story

Putin says Arctic must remain 'zone of peace' - story

Iraq oil exports slightly down in August: ministry - story

Nigerian rebels claim to locate kidnapped French worker - story

Iran says ready for nuclear talks if they are 'fair' - story

International fears of angry breakup of Sudan - story

Three French, one Thai kidnapped off Niger Delta - story

Oil prices drop as US stockpiles rise - story

Venezuela parliament vote to test Chavez - story

Q+A-What's at stake in Venezuela parliament vote? - story

Access to some Mexico oil wells blocked by floods - story

Mexico oil panel: Chicontepec project still flawed - story


China's Aug. oil demand Up 7.6%
from year ago at 8.4 mil. b/d

HOUSTON, Sep 22, 2010
- story

Petrobras yields climb as share
sale not enough: Brazil credit

NEW YORK, Sep 22, 2010
- story

Oil prices mixed in Asian trade - story

Iran says its military force 'only a deterrent' - story

China goes on shopping spree in Latin America - story

Nigerian election chief wants to postpone vote to April - story

US envoy plays down expectations for climate talks - story

West African nations ink maritime frontier deal - story

Six powers mull dialogue with Iran on nuclear ambitions - story

Japan's Sharp to buy US solar power firm - story

Free world's poor from electricity dark age: UN - story

Major wind energy fair opens in Germany - story

Workers halt oil spill from PDVSA pipeline in Venezuela - story

Oil prices fall after Fed meeting - story


Cuban energy minister sacked
in shunting of Fidel-era policies

AFP/Ismael Francisco Gonzalez Arceo

Cuban minister fpor energy and resources Yadira Garcia (pictured) sacked amid policy changes

HAVANA, Sep 21, 2010
- story

UN atomic watchdog sees
'new era' in nuclear energy

Reuters/Herwig Prammer

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu makes a speech during the 54th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference at the UN headquarters in Vienna September 20,2010

VIENNA, Sep 21, 2010
- story

Russia, China to invest 5 billion dollars in refinery: aide - story

Cairn says discovers oil off Greenland - story

Oil prices down in Asia ahead of Fed meeting - story

Philippines' San Miguel looks abroad for oil, coal projects - story

Japan warns against 'extreme nationalism' in row with China - story

12 dead in Mexico hurricane, as looting spirals: officials - story

Canadian held in Libya as US oil spy suspect: report - story

China nuclear firm unveils huge investment plan - story

Venezuela says no to Obama pick as ambassador - story

Oil prices follow stocks higher - story


BP's disastrous broken well
in Gulf of Mexico is 'dead'


Multiple cameras on JPL's MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft were used to create two unique views of oil moving into Louisiana's coastal wetlands.

WASHINGTON, Sep 20, 2010
- story

Oil terminal blaze could curb
PDVSA exports to China

PARAGUANA, Venezuela, Sep 20, 2010
- story

Oil rebounds in Asian trade ahead of US Fed meeting - story

Iraq sets gas field auction for October 20 - story

China suspends senior bilateral exchanges with Japan - story

Bermuda bracing for impact from Hurricane Igor - story

Iraq signs deal with Turkey to extend pipeline use - story

Nigeria's top security chief resigns to contest poll: aide - story

Economists cautious over African 'miracle' - story

Nigerian president launches 2011 bid at Abuja rally - story

In Syria, Ahmadinejad declares rising resistance to the West - story

Hundreds of Ecuadoran oil workers on leave for corruption - story

Chile drilling operation reaches trapped miners - story

Oil prices slip as key pipeline re-opens - story

Venezuela to change parliament in electoral test for Chavez - story

Couple tried to sell nuclear arms secrets to Venezuela: US - story

Karl menaces Mexico, Igor Bermuda,
PEMEX evacuates Gulf oil rigs

This image provided by NASA taken Wednesday Sept. 15, 2010 shows Tropical Storm Karl crossing Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, left, Hurricane Igor, center and Hurricane Julia

VERACRUZ, Mexico, Sep 17, 2010
- story

Free market cannot solve all
problems: World Energy Congress


The global crisis has proved that the market alone cannot
solve our problems," World Energy Council president Pierre Gadonneix (pictured in 2009) told the participants of the World Energy Congress conference at the end of a five-day meet.

MONTREAL, Sep 17, 2010
- story

Mexico oil rigs evacuated as Hurricane Karl bears down - story

Oil prices rise as hurricane Karl shuts platforms - story

South Africa mothballs small nuclear plant scheme - story

Airlines chief slams big oil for 'peanuts' spent on biofuels - story

China says gas field activity 'legal' as Japan row brews - story

Brazil building itself into regional military power - story

First guide shaft could reach Chilean miners at weekend - story

'Green' vehicles share 10-million-dollar X prize - story

Oil prices extend losses - story

UN atomic watchdog, Iran trade barbs over inspectors - story

Storm Karl hits Mexico,
threatens Gulf oil installations

CARACAS, Sep 16, 2010
- story

OPEC "must adapt" as it
celebrates 50 years: El-Badri

VIENNA, Sep 16, 2010
- story

Oil prices slide in Asian trade - story

Chile miners could be free in early November: rescue chief - story

Brazil's reserves hit record 265 billion dollars - story

US orders idle wells plugged in Gulf of Mexico - story

BP boss defends safety record to British MPs - story

Liberian parliament ratifies Chevron deal - story

Efforts underway to save oil-soaked penguins in Argentina - story

BP well could be 'killed' by Sunday: US spill overseer - story

Russia, Norway sign Arctic border agreement - story

Goodluck Jonathan: low-key path toward Nigerian history - story

Oil prices fall on pipeline repairs, weak data in US - story

could reduce global supply: Shell CEO - story




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