Gas

Petrobras asks for oilfield offers

M&A Energy Gas

Brazil's state-owned oil company opens the binding phase for two onshore concessions

Tecpetrol pays down debt

Debt Loans Energy

Argentine natural gas company pays back a $100 mln loan as it navigates a market with low prices, high interest rates and tight access to credit

Pan American plans more local bonds

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Argentina's second largest oil producer offers to sell up to $120m in dollar-denominated notes

Vanti borrows from Scotiabank

Loans Debt Energy

Colombian natural gas company gets a one-year loan for $60 mln from the Canadian lender

Argentine pipeline may rely on multilateral lenders

Project & Infrastructure Finance Loans Debt

Potential bidders say the country's economic crisis has made financing too expensive

Political change in Bolivia heartens foreign investors

Economy & Policy Bonds Debt

Next administration has to cut spending and lower debt to regain credibility and set up a possible return to the cross-border bond market, according to sources

Oil firms ponder how to finance projects in Argentina

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Debt Capital Markets

Most companies scale back growth plans as interest rates run high

Oil majors skip second auction in Brazil

M&A Energy Gas

Petrobras and CNPC take the Aram block for the minimum bid, but four other blocks receive no offers

Itaúsa team wins bidding for Liquigás

M&A Energy Gas

Itaú's holding company and its partners, Copagaz and Nacional Gás, offer more than $900 mln to buy the LPG business from Petrobras

Brazil misses mark in oil auction

M&A Energy Gas

Government earns $17 bln from selling offshore blocks when it had expected to get $26 bln

Camuzzi loses CFO, names interim replacement

People Energy Gas

Argentine gas distributor picks Mario García to fill in for Patricio Grande for the time being

Comgás, Queiroz Galvão go for billions in local bond market

Debenture Debt Capital Markets

Cosan's gas distribution business and the Rio-based conglomerate each earn $500 mln from the sale of debentures in Brazil

Brazil's Lava Jato targets Techint

Regulation Energy Gas

Federal investigators suspect the Italo-Argentine group paid bribes to win $820m in Petrobras contracts

Ecopetrol, Oxy get go-ahead to form Permian JV

M&A Equity Energy

Colombia's state-owned oil company has lined up $1.5bn in investments for a new shale gas company in western Texas

Ecopetrol invests in Brazil's pre-salt oil fields

M&A Equity Energy

Colombia's state-owned oil company agrees to buy 30% of the Gato do Mato blocks from Shell