Daily Archives: 18 July, 2010

Chile Oil Markets, 2010: Investment Opportunities, Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in Chile. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the crude oil assets (oil fields, refineries, pipelines and storage terminals) in Chile.

The report also analyses the fiscal regime relevant to the crude oil assets in Chile and compares the investment environment in Chile with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the crude oil sector in Chile together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

– Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 1996-2020.
– Historical and forecast data and information for all the major oil fields, refineries, pipelines and storage terminals in Chile for the period 2000-2013.
– Operator and equity details for major crude oil assets in Chile.
– Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Chile’s energy industry.
– Detailed information on key fiscal terms (such as rents, bonuses, royalty, cost recovery, profit oil, petroleum and corporate taxes) pertaining the geography is also provided. A sample calculation detailing how fiscal terms apply to a typical asset in the regime is included.
– Information on the top companies in the Chile including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information. Key companies covered include Apache Corporation and Royal Vopak NV,
– Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.
– Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.

Reasons to buy

– Gain a strong understanding of the country’s energy market.
– Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
– Evaluate the attractiveness of the geography for oil investment in the light of government policies and the fiscal environment.
– Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.
– Understand the geography’s policies and fiscal terms, and their impact on contractor’s profits from upstream oil assets.
– Assess your competitor’s major crude oil assets and their performance.
– Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the oil sector of each country.
– Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.
– Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
– Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.

Chilean fund industry to grow with new law-Larrain

Chile’s $42 billion investment fund industry could grow “considerably” after the government passes new legislation to simplify its legal framework, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters at the New York Stock Exchange, the minister said the new legislation to be sent to Congress next year will bring more competition and halt regulatory arbitrage between different classes of funds.

“As a result, we expect it to bring more participants to the market and more companies willing to set up investment funds,” the minister said.

He estimated the new legislation will be in effect at some point in the first half of 2011, after Congress approves it.

Chile currently divides its investment funds into five classes: investment funds, mutual funds, funds for the investment of foreign capital, funds for the investment of foreign venture capital and funds for home savings purposes.

Each of these classes is governed by specific legislation. The government says that separation in many cases lacks technical justification and creates confusion among investors.


Novozymes, Dedini in sugar-based biofuel MoU

World no.1 industrial enzymes maker Novozymes (NZYMb.CO) said on Friday it and Brazil’s Dedini would join ranks in the development of biofuel based on sugarcane residue.

The Danish firm said it and Dedini, a global leader in equipment for the sugar and ethanol sector, had signed a partnership deal “aiming at continuing to develop a technological route to produce cellulosic ethanol in Brazil”.

Cellulosic ethanol, or second-generation ethanol, is made from wood, grasses or the non-edible parts of plants — which overcomes problems associated with making fuel from food crops.

“Considering the demand for ethanol in Brazil and the amount of bagasse available, there is considerable opportunity for further growth in this market,” Novozymes Chief Executive Steen Riisgaard said in an emailed statement.

“The objective of this partnership is to develop a process using the enzymatic hydrolysis route from sugarcane residues. This would result in the implementation of a demonstration plant, integrated into sugarcane mill refineries,” the firm said.

Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane, crushing more than 600 million tons per year, from which 27 billion liters of ethanol is produced, Novozymes said.

Novozymes in February commercially launched the first enzyme for the production of second-generation fuels.[ID:nDKT004853]

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom)


Brazil’s CSN to Invest in New Steel Mills, an Industrial Info News Alert

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — Companhia Siderurgica Nacional SA (NYSE:SID) (CSN) (Rio de Janeiro) is advancing with plans to construct two large steel mills in the southern Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. The steel mill projects have an estimated combined total investment value of $5.5 billion.

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