In this past year, news surrounding energy security occurred at a dizzying pace, with the 2016 presidential election, major shifts in transportation amid the growth of autonomous vehicles, and OPEC cutting production the major highlights. We’ve covered these topics and more in a variety of stories, infographics, and videos. Here are 10 standout pieces.
With the beginning of production, Ecuador has added 20,000 b/d to its output, with plans to raise this to 40,000 b/d by year-end, all at production costs said to be under $12 per barrel.
Low oil prices are impacting Chinese oil for loans deals, forcing Venezuela and Ecuador to ask for restructured agreements as they remain mired in debt and strapped for cash.
The two OPEC Latin American countries, Venezuela and Ecuador, have always held unique positions in the global oil market because of their geographical advantage of being close to the U.S. But both have seen their importance fade dramatically against the backdrop of rising North American production and the drastic fall in oil prices.