Home / International (page 30)


Colombian rebels resume guerilla attacks on oil infrastructure

Colombia’s oil infrastructure is once again under attack by rebels as conflict resumed after a ceasefire established in December came to a screeching halt in May. Bloomberg reports that rebels targeted the Orito-San Miguel and Orito-Churuyaca pipelines, both in the Putumayo province on the southwest border of the country. Two wells—the Loro 8 and Yurilla 1—also fell victim to damage ...

Read More »

Japan’s nuclear plan is bad news for LNG, coal: Russell

(Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own.) LAUNCESTON, Australia – The rise of China and India as energy importers has largely consigned Japan to the sidelines, but the world’s third-largest economy still exerts significant influence in some markets. That’s why Japan’s long-term energy vision is too important to be ignored, given it is the world’s ...

Read More »

Officials: Militants blow up natural gas pipeline in Egypt

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Security officials in Egypt say suspected Islamic militants have blown up a natural gas pipeline outside el-Arish, the provincial capital of North Sinai. The officials say authorities stopped the flow of the gas to extinguish the fire after the blast, which happened early Sunday morning. No group immediately claimed the attack. However, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, or ...

Read More »

Former Petrobras executive sentenced to five years in jail

SAO PAULO – A Brazilian judge sentenced a former international director at state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to five years in prison for money laundering on Tuesday, the second company executive convicted in an ongoing corruption probe. Federal Judge Sergio Moro said there was ample evidence that the former director, Nestor Cervero, set up a front company to launder ...

Read More »