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Guyana News Updates, September 09-11, 2022

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Transforming Guyana, Episode IV: Guyana’s emergence as a Petrostate and implications for the Venezuela-Essequibo controversy – Caribbean Policy Consortium & Guyana Business Journal

Wednesday, September 14, 2022






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Guyana Basins Summit

October 4-6, 2022


US Department of Commerce Caribbean Trade Mission & Conference

October 23-28, 2022


USAID commits additional US$22.8M for Caribbean development goals – Guyana Chronicle

Over 150,000 visitors expected to arrive in Guyana in 2nd half of 2022 – Guyana Times

IMF gives advice to help Guyana garner windfall taxes from Exxon and others – Kaieteur News


Biden taps Nicole Theriot as new US Ambassador for Guyana: OilNOW

Career diplomat, Nicole D. Theriot is President Joe Biden’s nominee for the United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana position, a release from the White House said. According to the White House, Theriot, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counsellor, currently serves as the Principal Officer in Karachi, Pakistan. She previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and prior to that, she was Director for Immigration and Visa Security at the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President.

Stabroek partners pairing industry-leading production with environmental protection – Hess: OilNOW

Considering their efforts at marrying environmental protection with accelerated production, ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL), along with its partners, have clearly satisfied the government’s request for stellar operational performance in the Stabroek Block. This much was said by Hess Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Hess who participated in the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York, USA on Thursday.

Petroleum Commission could be another layer of oversight in oil spending: Kaieteur News

…tasked with scrutinizing, approving operators’ budgets; plans; reports

The still to be established Petroleum Commission; some seven years after Guyana would have announced crude in commercial quantity, could present an added layer of protection against unscrupulous oil spending; thus providing Guyana with increased oversight of oil operators’ expenditure. This was made clear in the 2017 Petroleum Commission Bill which was tabled in the last Parliament by the former A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) government ahead of a no confidence motion that caused the early dissolution of Parliament, and the eventual death of the law governing the semi-autonomous agency.

Exxon, other oil majors’ spending millions on ‘green PR’ but give pittance to low-carbon activities – Int’l report: Kaieteur News

A new by a London-based energy and climate finance think-tank, InfluenceMap revealed that five major oil companies including ExxonMobil have been spending tens of millions publicising and portraying themselves as being climate-friendly, but in reality only a small chunk of their investments goes into low-carbon development. The report cited American oil giant, Exxon, British Oil Company BP, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Chevron and TotalEnergies. It said the companies spend US$750 million a year polishing their climate credentials.

Govt. wants adherence to environmental rules with accelerated production – CEO John Hess tells its shareholders: Kaieteur News

Though the Guyana Government has indicated its desire for the expeditious development and production of the Stabroek Block’s hydrocarbons, those in charge of the operations must also do so with the strictest adherence to the nation’s environmental rules. Sharing this perspective with investors on Thursday was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hess Corporation, John Hess during his participation at Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York, USA.

One barrel of oil leaked near second oil ship – News Room Guyana

42 US gallons of crude leaked into Guyana’s waters- ExxonMobil – Demerara Waves Online News- Guyana

Guyana EPA mobilising to investigate oil leak, says head of agency | OilNOW

Quick response isolates oil leak at Liza Unity FPSO | OilNOW

Guyana’s Local Content law intelligently crafted for win-win scenarios – Economist | OilNOW

Guyana guarding against Dutch Disease impacts on non-oil labour market | OilNOW

Solar, hydro power projects progressing at various population centers across Guyana – report | OilNOW

Guyana ranks 108th of 191 on Human Development Index – Guyana Times

Oil-rich Guyana makes massive investments in agriculture to ensure self-sufficiency | OilNOW

Govt to create lucrative, technical jobs for Region Two—President Ali


Major incentives to be given to Silica City pioneers – President


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