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  1. Sinopec turns Venezuela units into joint ventures

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng China Petrochemical Corp, parent of listed China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec), had joined six other global oil firms in changing their business arrangements with Venezuela ... after President Hugo Chavez ordered state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela (PDV) to take over operations of heavy oil projects in the Orinoco Basin from May 1. Foreign investors were given until ...

  2. 'Red' mayor shows anti-US slant in Venezuela oil deal

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... eyebrows. This week Mr Livingstone announced one of his most curious ideas since taking office seven years ago- signing a deal with Venezuela's state-owned oil company to trade cheap oil ... his sympathy for socialism and long-held anti-Americanism. In the deal, announced on Tuesday, Venezuela's Petroleos de Venezuela Europa would provide oil for the city's bus fleet ...

  3. Odd couple, odd deal

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer In a globalised world, nothing should surprise us. Yet a deal struck recently between London and Venezuela has raised many an eyebrow: discounted oil will be provided ... line? Shouldn't Venezuela's president, Hugo Chavez, be selling the oil and using the proceeds to improve the lives of his own people? Why isn't the expertise- from Greater London ...

  4. Hugo Chavez- an irrelevant nuisance

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... in the region. Venezuela's ambitions can be contained by its neighbours. Mr Chavez may believe himself to be the continent's leading figure, but few other heads of state accept his leadership. ... by the Bush administration's misguided foreign policies did Venezuela have a shot of winning a seat on the UN Security Council. Nevertheless, few of Washington's critics were impressed when ...

  5. press play

    Posted Apr 01st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... to total strangers in Sydney, battling bureaucracy all the way. His message has been viewed more than 12 million times and embraced by huggers from Venezuela to Paris and San Francisco. Award ...

  6. Repsol Latin America asset bids fail

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. CNPC said this month that it would take a 40 per cent stake in a venture with state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela. The one million barrel a day project will see ...

  7. China oil giant increases output by 5.2pc

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... cent to 48.4 million barrels, compared with domestic growth of 0.4 per cent. A company spokesman said Kazakhstan and Venezuela were the main growth drivers. PetroChina merged its overseas ... on parameters including reserves, output and refining capacity. It ranked behind Saudi Arabian Oil, Exxon Mobil Corp, National Iranian Oil, Petroleo de Venezuela, BP and Royal Dutch/Shell Group. ...

  8. Variety lends spark to multicultural week

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pakistan and the Philippines, to Mexico and Venezuela in South America. Filipina Irene Arlynmendoza, 15, who arrived in Hong Kong six months ago, said she enjoyed the multicultural atmosphere ...

  9. Castro on live TV with Chavez

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said during the conversation. Mr Chavez also travelled to a refinery in the southern city of Cienfuegos that has been idle for 14 years, since the Soviet Union's collapse. Venezuela ...

  10. Energy co-operation in China and US interests

    Posted May 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in soaring global oil prices. The ever-growing thirst for imports to sustain its high growth is in part driving China's international diplomacy, sparking a flurry of deals from Venezuela ...




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