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Who writes this weblog?

After launching the weblog in early June 2007, I noticed that there is quite a lot of interest in South American energy news 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 history is deficient.

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 who has covered energy matters in European (Spain, Italy and Finland) and South America for 20 and 10 years, respectively. I have a good network of sources.

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 is possibly going on behind the scenes.

If you’re interested in debating any energy issues in South America, or need research assistance, please contact me at or post a comment.

Enrique Tessieri

9 Comments leave one →
  1. etessieri permalink*
    June 16, 2007 7:37 pm

    This is a blog to debate the hottest issues facing South America’s energy markets.

  2. Susannah permalink
    March 26, 2009 3:35 am

    Fascinating blog. I am going to visit daily. Thanks for this great resource. I’d be interested to know of links between Italy, US and South America.

    • Enrique Tessieri permalink*
      March 26, 2009 10:37 am

      Hi Susannah, welcome to SAEM and thank you for your comment. What kind of energy links would you specifically want?

  3. Anna permalink
    April 28, 2009 6:30 pm

    This is a great blog. Well done.

    I’m also a journalist, and I stumbled across this whilst researching a story. Please get in touch!

    • Enrique Tessieri permalink*
      April 28, 2009 8:22 pm

      Hi Anna, thank you for the post! I hope you found what you were searching for.

  4. July 3, 2009 8:15 pm

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    • Enrique Tessieri permalink*
      July 3, 2009 9:35 pm

      Hola Guillaume, muchas gracias por tu interés en este blog. Con mucho gusto puedes publicar todo lo que quieras con la única condición que cites la fuente. Visité tu blog hoy (porque he he estado de viaje dos semanas) y te felicito por el contenido.
      Muchos saludos, Enrique

  5. James (Jimmy) Daughtry permalink
    April 10, 2010 11:46 am

    Hi Enrique, I am hoping that with your insight into the current happenings in the South American Energy market that you may be able to help me land a job in the field of managing the construction of power facilities. I will gladly well compensate you for guiding me into the hands of those that may be able to hire an experienced power plant construction manager. I have both engineering and construction management degrees and am fluent in Spanish after living in Antofagasta, Chile to manage the EDELNOR 280MW combined cycle facility that was built from 1998 to 2000.

    Jimmy Daughtry

  6. March 2, 2011 7:13 pm

    Hello Enrique,
    I came across your blog and so far it has been the best unbiased information on the South American Energy Market. Can you tell me if there is any research or active use of demand response in any of the markets in South America? We have found that Chile is on the front lines of using the programs but there seems to be a misunderstanding or maybe an attitude of not needing peak reduction programs.

    Thank you,
    Alberto Martinez

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