A working meeting took place today between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Debora Giorgi, Industry Minister of the Argentine Republic as part of the 4th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum.
The meeting participants looked at the development prospects for the bilateral cooperation in the gas sector, with an emphasis on exploration and production of gas from Argentine gas fields. Consideration was also given to supplies of liquefied natural gas from Gazprom Group's portfolio to the country.
Argentina's proven natural gas and oil reserves average 300 billion cubic meters and 300 million tons accordingly. In 2013 Argentina produced nearly 35.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas and 30.5 million tons of oil and consumed 48 billion cubic meters and 29.4 million tons accordingly.
In 2013 Gazprom Marketing & Trading won an international tender for the supply of 15 LNG cargoes with a total volume of one million tons from Gazprom Group's portfolio to Argentina between 2014 and 2015.
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REUTERS - Brent crude futures LCOc1 were down 72 cents at $61.49 per barrel at 1020 GMT, having fallen by 1.5 percent on Tuesday, its largest one-day drop in a month. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 was at $55.12 per barrel, down 58 cents.
BLOOMBERG - Prices dropped during the session as the International Energy Agency said the recent recovery in oil prices, coupled with milder-than-normal winter weather, is slowing demand growth. The worsening outlook for consumption dampened some of the enthusiasm that OPEC and its allies will extend supply curbs.
Global energy needs rise more slowly than in the past but still expand by 30% between today and 2040. This is the equivalent of adding another China and India to today’s global demand.
Product exports have grown significantly over the past several years and are expected to continue to grow as Russian refineries add capacity to produce more high-quality products.