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Oil spill insurance pegged at US$600 million “per event” – Jagdeo

The ExxonMobil-controlled consortium that is exploring and producing crude oil in the offshore Stabroek Block has agreed to take out a US$600 million insurance “per event” to cater for any oil spill clean-up, even as talks continue for a US$2 billion parent company guarantee, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said Wednesday. He told a news conference that consortium named Esso Exploration ...

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CGX to give up more of its concessions for auction

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday indicated that the government has asked CGX Energy to relinquish parts of its offshore concessions so that they could be added to a list of areas to be auctioned later this year. He made it clear that CGX Energy, which is in a joint venture with fellow Canadian company Frontera, would be giving up ...

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Local Content law does not violate CARICOM single market rules- Attorney Datadin

Governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian and Attorney-at-Law, Sanjeev Datadin on Thursday night dismissed concerns by the Caribbean Private Sector Organisation (CPSO) that Guyana’s Local Content law seemed to violate regional free trade rules. Mr. Datadin said the Local Content Act does not prohibit nationals from sister CARICOM member-nations from working in Guyana’s oil and gas sector but merely concretises ...

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Jagdeo, Norton at odds on reduced Natural Resource Fund oversight committee

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo and Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton are odds over the proposed drastic reduction of a parliamentary oversight committee of Guyana’s oil earnings. Mr. Norton said the 22-member broad-based Public Accountability and Oversight Committee provided for in the existing Natural Resource Fund Act represents many interests  to ensure that the oil revenues ...

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Liza 1 oil output to increase after installation of new flash gas compressor- Hess

The ExxonMobil-led consortium is expected to increase its production from the Liza-1 well after a new flash-gas compressor system is installed during the last quarter of this year, even as the co-venturers prepare to drill more exploration wells in the coming months, Hess Corporation announced on Wednesday. Hess, which  has a 30 percent stake in the Esso Exploration and Production ...

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Guyana, ExxonMobil about to ink Payara well approval; hefty fines for flaring, dumping untreated water

Guyana is on the verge of signing an agreement with ExxonMobil for its Payara Development Plan that would provide for hefty fines for flaring and the dumping of untreated water back into the sea, Minister of Natural Resources Vickram Bharrat said Friday. He told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that the actual fines were still under discussion ...

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ExxonMobil makes 18th oil discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil has made its 18th discovery offshore Guyana at the Redtail-1 well which will add to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block, a development that has been welcomed by the Guyana government. “Our Stabroek Block exploration program continues to identify high-quality reservoirs in close proximity to previous discoveries, establishing ...

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Former Finance Minister Greenidge, former T&T Energy Minister on President’s Local Content Panel

President Mohamed Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced key appointments to Guyana’s Local Content Panel, which is expected to conduct expansive consultation and review and devise recommendations that will inform the country’s Local Content Policy. “I strongly believe that Guyanese must play an integral role and benefit from the fortunes of the sector,” President Ali was quoted as saying in an ...

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No prequalification process for new Request for Proposals to sell Guyana’s oil

The Guyana government has decided to scrap the prequalification process in a fresh round of request for proposals for a company to sell the country’s crude oil from the Liza Phase One well. The request was published in notices published in the daily newspapers by the Department of Energy of the Ministry of Natural Resources. Minister of Natural Resources , ...

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Guyana puts a “hold” on bidding process for crude lifting

Guyana has put a “hold” on the international bidding process for oil companies to lift and sell its share of crude oil sales from one of ExxonMobil’s several oil fields offshore the north-east coast of South America, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo announced Friday. He said the now one-week-old administration, which was sworn in five months after a disputed general election, ...

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