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Energy demand in 'BRIC' continues to grow - no end in sight

It has long been acknowledged that the commercial opportunities in the so called 'BRIC' markets - Brazil, Russia, India and China - remain significant for energy players. However, new research highlights the fact that, while these opportunities are substantial, major challenges need to be overcome if these opportunities are to be successfully commercialized.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2007
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Biofuels: production guarantee could allay environmental concerns

The Brazilian government has proposed a scheme whereby it would offer an environmental seal of approval for its biofuel exports. While this is a response to possible punitive measures against current production methods, the certification scheme provides an innovative approach to the biofuels problem, and offers fuel retailers a means of differentiating themselves from their competitors.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2008
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BG Group: backing out of US and UK generation

With the sale of its US generators complete, barring regulatory sign-off, and a sale process underway for its remaining UK generation assets, BG Group is cutting the cable on its involvement in power generation as demand keeps falling. By selling plants to pure-play generation and infrastructure groups, BG Group will be able to grow its activities in burgeoning areas of the oil and gas sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2010
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CCS and the Clean Development Mechanism: conflicting objectives

Recent climate negotiations have considered the inclusion of projects that capture and bury emissions in the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. Despite much support, the technology's apparent incompatibility with the UN initiative's objectives has resulted in opposition from Brazil. As such, there remains a pressing need for an alternative method to finance this technology in the developing world.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2010
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The biorefineries value chain could be worth $300 billion by 2030, but Europe may miss out

According to the World Economic Forum, the value chain around biorefineries might be worth $300 billion by 2030. Europe is in a uniquely favorable position to capture some of this, but unless it has the political will to do so, Brazil, China, Indonesia and the US are likely to reap the benefits.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2010
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As Petrobras announces a $32 billion share issuance, the Brazilian government may tighten its grip

Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, is preparing to raise nearly $32.0 billion from minority shareholders. Combined with the $42.5 billion worth of shares issued to the Brazilian government in exchange for five billion barrels of proved oil reserves, this is the biggest share offering in history. However, Petrobras' future is dependent on its relationship with the Brazilian government.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2010
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Petrobras: increased government involvement has raised anxieties among minority investors

Petrobras has raised $70 billion through a share offering, making it the fourth biggest company by market capitalization in the world. Although the deal provides the company with much-need capital, there is an undercurrent of anxiety among investors over the fact that the Brazilian government now owns almost half of the company, as this may well pose a challenge to its future productivity.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2010
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Sustained growth in biofuels rests on government policy support

After a period of slowdown due to the global recession and high feedstock costs, the biofuels market is now showing signs of recovery. However, in key markets, energy companies such as Petrobras, BP, and Shell are still fighting to recover their losses and attract new investments. Government policies are expected to be instrumental in ushering in the next phase of growth in the biofuels industry.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010
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Back to BASICs for India at Cancun

It's COP time again, and the world will resume its yearly chant about the need to address climate change. The baby steps taken in Copenhagen at the COP15 will be the focus of attention as most developed nations push to make these into more binding agreements. There will therefore be a lot of interest in the four BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India, and China - and what they come up with.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
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Positive outlook for the Latin American oil and gas industry in 2011

The outlook for the Latin American oil and gas industry in 2011 is positive, meaning that investors and industry participants have good reason to be optimistic about the future of the market. Datamonitor's analysis shows that total offshore capital expenditure in the region is expected to grow by 14% in 2011, reaching an approximate value of $21bn.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2011

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