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  • BOGOTA, May 12- Net profit at Colombia's state-controlled oil producer Ecopetrol tumbled 96 percent in the first quarter from the same period last year, largely due to the sharp drop in crude oil prices since the middle of last year. The non-consolidated figure for Ecopetrol alone was 722,000 barrels. Ecopetrol is the largest producer in Colombia's million...

  • BOGOTA, May 12- Net profit at Colombia's state-controlled oil producer Ecopetrol tumbled 96 percent in the first quarter from the same period last year, largely due to the sharp drop in crude oil prices since the middle of last year. The non-consolidated figure for Ecopetrol alone was 722,000 barrels. Ecopetrol said its latest results and comparative year-ago...

  • May 5- Mexican conglomerate Alfa Sab de CV and Harbor Energy Ltd have agreed to acquire Canadian oil and gas company Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp for C $6 billion, including debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Toronto- listed Pacific Rubiales, whose shares also trade in Colombia, suspended trade in its Bogota shares on Tuesday afternoon after...

  • May 5- Mexican conglomerate Alfa Sab de CV and Harbour Energy Ltd have agreed to acquire Canadian oil and gas company Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp for C $6 billion, including debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Toronto- listed Pacific Rubiales, whose shares also trade in Colombia, suspended trade in its Bogota shares on Tuesday afternoon after...

  • BOGOTA, March 26- Gone were the party balloons emblazoned with Ecopetrol's logo at the shareholder meeting of Colombia's state oil company on Thursday. For Ecopetrol shareholders, that meant being greeted with a cheese sandwich, a plastic pen and a copy of results detailing its first quarterly loss in years. "This has me so worried; I have a big part of my savings...

  • BOGOTA, March 16- A decision by Colombia's state-run Ecopetrol to reclaim control of the Rubiales oil field will imply heavier investment for it to sustain output and raises pressure on Canada's Pacific Rubiales to replace the future loss of nearly half its production, analysts say. Ecopetrol announced on Friday it would not renew a contract in mid-2016 under...

  • PUERTO GAITAN, Colombia, March 10- As fewer and fewer oil trucks roll through the streets of Puerto Gaitan, Mario Romero crunches the numbers. Just six months ago, Transportes Paraiso Regional had 320 drivers moving oil, machinery and personnel around Colombia's booming energy industry. The mayor's office says Puerto Gaitan, home to 45,000 people and set along...

  • BOGOTA, March 3- Colombia's state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol will propose distributing 70 percent of its 2014 net profit of 7.5 trillion pesos as an ordinary dividend at its upcoming shareholder meeting, the company said on Tuesday. The size of Ecopetrol's dividend payouts has a direct impact on the Andean nation's public finances since the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out a human rights lawsuit brought against Occidental Petroleum Corp over allegations that it played a role in killings carried out by the Colombian military in 2004.. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge's decision to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday threw out a human rights lawsuit brought against Occidental Petroleum Corp over allegations that it played a role in killings carried out by the Colombian military in 2004.. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court judge's decision to...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 11- Mexico said on Thursday it would cap the number of shallow-water projects companies can bid for as it set out initial contracts for the historic opening of its oil and gas industry, but did not specify the share the government will take. Following a reform that ended Mexico's 75- year state monopoly, officials unveiled details of the first...

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 11- Mexico said on Thursday it would cap the number of shallow water contracts companies can bid for as it outlined the tender for the first leg of the country's energy sector opening, but gave on word on how much tax the government will take. Following a sweeping energy reform that ended a 75- year state monopoly, Mexico's National Hydrocarbons...

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    Italy's Eni plans to invest $8 billion in Libya over the next 10 years to develop its upstream business as it moves to strengthen its grip as the leading international oil and gas producer in the country.

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  • Italy - Factors to watch on Oct. 12 Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    The governor of Lombardy refused to resign over a widening graft scandal on Thursday but said he would appoint a new government for Italy's wealthiest and most populous region, adding to political disarray six months from general elections.

  • MILAN, Oct 11- Consumption of refined oil products in Italy fell 14.8 percent year-on-year in September to around 5.3 million tonnes, driven by weaker demand for new cars and auto fuel, industry group Unione Petrolifera said on Thursday.