Archive for the ‘Bolivia’ Category

Bolivia’s Lithium: All Potential, No Action

Courtesy of The Economist, an article on Bolivia’s lithium potential: The salar de uyuni a salt flat in southern Bolivia, is so vast and so white you can see it from the moon. It spans 10,000 km {+2} (4,000 square miles), roughly the area of Kosovo. The top layer consists of salt hexagons, thick enough […]

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Bolivia: Bracing For Economic Change

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), an detailed analysis of Bolivia’s economic prospects: After nearly a decade in power, Bolivian President Evo Morales seems poised to extend his rule even further. On Sept. 26, Bolivia’s National Congress accepted Morales’ petition to hold a national referendum in February 2016 on his ability to seek a fourth term […]

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Bolivia’s Economic Growth

Via The World Folio, an interesting look at Bolivia’s economic growth: Bolivia has made more economic progress since President Evo Morales took office in 2006 than in all the preceding 180 years, and not just thanks to the nationalization of its extensive oil and gas resources. Despite the collapse in world hydrocarbon prices, the economy […]

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Gazprom: A “Political Insurance” Company

From Robert Amsterdam’s insightful blog, a very interesting analysis of the latest announcement that Gazprom is forming a new $4.5 billion joint venture in the tumultuous Andean country with Total and Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), the state-held entity.  As the article notes: “…what is extraordinary about this major energy deal is that Gazprom is […]

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Argentina and Bolivia’s Northeast Argentine Pipeline; A Feeble Attempt to Balance Brazil’s Growing Might

Stratfor (subscription required) recently reported that Argentine and Bolivian leaders kicked off the $1.8 billion Northeast Argentine Pipeline (GNEA) project in Buenos Aires on Jan. 25.  While this has important ramifications for the South American hydrocarbon picture, Stratfor insightfully notes that this is just another harbinger that the geopolitical structure of South America is changing:  […]

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An OPEC for Natural Gas: Born in South America?

As noted in Xinhua earlier this month, Bolivia, Argentina and Venezuela signed an accord to create the Organization of Gas Producing and Exporting Countries of South America (Opegasur), which is aimed at consolidating their energy alliance. “…The three presidents inked the commitment memorandum for the exploration and exploitation of fossil fuels in the Bolivian provinces […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.