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In this issue

An industry transformed by politics and science

Americas energy prospects transformed

Shale has redefined prospects in the Americas, with US crude production likely to be 50% higher than in 2008, writes Ed Crooks

Argentina: Would-be partners worry about the risk of shale

A US-style boom has not happened, reports Jude Webber

Brazil: Petrobras must jump hurdles in race to exploit pre-salt layer

Government policies present more of a challenge to harnessing undersea reserves than technical problems, reports Joe Leahy

Brazil: Wind gathers force in mix of renewable sources

Joe Leahy reports on a country striving to keep up with middle class demand

US shale: Better drilling techniques line road to profit

New technology and lower costs offer hope, says Ed Crooks

Mexico: Uphill battle joined in effort to restructure oil industry

Entrenched views stand to complicate reforms, writes Adam Thomson

LNG: Shipments to Asia remain lucrative line

Concerns arise over export licence applications, reports Robert Wright

Transport: Virginia port shows transport pressures

Investment in extra capacity and rate changes illustrate the continuing potential of coal, oil and gas, writes Robert Wright

Ecopetrol: Company looks to build on post-privatisation boom

Colombian group’s market value has soared since IPO, says Andres Schipani

Opinion: Allow market to transform energy

The UK can and Europe should emulate North America’s energy success, says Robin West