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Who IS South Amreican Energy Markets?

July 7, 2007

After launching the weblog in June 2007, I noticed that there is quite a lot of interest in South American energy news backed with analysis.

One of the problems when reading about the region’s energy markets is that the analysis is sometimes one-sided or knowledge of the region’s history is deficient by those who cover it. They get so focused on a single project that they lose track of the big picture.

Even large multinationals like Repsol YPF forget their history. It wasn’t too long ago when the Spanish major was spearheading with BG and Pan American Energy the $6-billion Pacific LNG project. The only problem with that project was that it didn’t take into account sufficiently the geopolitical dispute between Bolivia and Chile.

Credibility? I’m a journalist that has covered energy matters in European (Spain, Italy and Finland) and South America for over 20 and 10 years, respectively. I have a good network of sources that I regularly speak to them.

Irrespective of what is happening in the region, there are always two sides to a story. I try to hear both of them in order to grasp what’s possibly going on behind the scenes.

If you’re interested in debating any energy issues in South America or would like some help in researching or specific issues that affect the region, do not hesitate to get in touch with me at

Enrique Tessieri

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Juanita Rodriguez permalink
    July 28, 2007 7:40 pm

    Sr. Tessieri:

    Congratulations about your comments and important info. People like me who are interested on the gas and power market in south american is very helpfull.

    Id like to know all about AEI, and its interest in our countries. Do you know abotu their share holders? anything u coud tell me is going to help me.

    Take this oportunity to say thanks for your effort and informtation.

    Juanita R

  2. etessieri permalink*
    July 29, 2007 1:01 pm

    Hola Juanita, many thanks for your comment. One of the matters that is interesting about AEI is how secret it is. The real force behind AEI is Ashmore Investment Management ( (AIM) that gives you some insight on what the company is all about. Ashmore Investment Fund raised $1.3 billion in September to acquire companies that are “financially distressed.” We´re all watching with keen interest AEI-AIM´s next move. They also operate outside Latin America.

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