Patricia Garip

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PetroEcuador struggles to tap Amazon oil after ejecting NSE

Two patches of oil-producing acreage operated by PetroEcuador in the Amazon jungle of eastern Ecuador shed light on the growing political and environmental risks of extracting fossil fuels that account for the bulk of the country’s export revenue.

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LNG exporter Peru’s crisis slows energy transition

Deepening political and social unrest in Peru, a major LNG exporter, are deepening delays to the country’s energy transition.

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Green hydrogen sector in Chile demands state action

Chile needs to accelerate legal, regulatory and marketing groundwork for green hydrogen if it hopes to meet ambitious production and export targets, executives in the fledgling industry say.

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Ecopetrol eyes “white” hydrogen in Colombia

Hydrogen is a strategic pillar in the energy transition plans of state-controlled Ecopetrol in Colombia and now the firm is exploring the potential of the “white” variety.

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Ecopetrol touts promise of Caribbean for gas, green energy

State-controlled Ecopetrol believes the marriage of gas development and renewable power would help Colombia to meet growing gas demand while shifting more of its power generation to renewable sources.

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Colombia braces for oil and gas phase-out decision

The oil and gas industry in Colombia is on tenterhooks as the government decides whether to allow new exploration contracts or not, as it moves away from fossil fuels.

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Brazil fossil fuels plan under Lula may not transpire

Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wants to reassert some form of state control over motor fuel prices and steer state-run Petrobras back into refining, but analysts say he will have limited political and economic scope for major near-term fossil fuels policy changes.

Brazil’s voters weigh resource nationalism, climate agenda

Leftist frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is polling ahead of hard-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the run-up to the 2 October election.

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More than 230 ad & PR firms greenwashing fossil fuels: report

More than 230 advertising and public relations agencies are helping to greenwash the fossil fuels industry at the mounting expense of human health and the planet, a new report reveals.