The head of the electoral council said that a second round between ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and former banker Guillermo Lasso is all but assured.
Helder Queiroz, a former director of Brazil's hydrocarbons regulator ANP, spoke to BNamericas about the return of bid rounds. In 2017, the country will hold the 14th bid round and a pre-salt auction, which are great opportunities to attract investments, according to Queiroz.
The Spanish firm will invest close to US$300mn in a Chile LNG terminal expansion; and expects Latin America to far outpace the world in terms of gas demand growth.
Mexico's state oil firm says it may carry out further financing transactions on the international debt markets to continue to strengthen its liquidity and move forward with its 2018 financing plans.
Authorities also kick off public consultation for a biofuel promotion initiative.
The federal court of Sergipe reportedly cites issues with the sale process.