Guyana will develop its massive oil and gas discoveries with full environmental protections, a top official told a U.S. energy conference on Tuesday, pushing back against calls for energy providers to halt new exploration. The tiny South American nation has become one of the most desired oil exploration hot spots after an Exxon Mobil-led group, including U.S.-based Hess Corp and China’s CNOOC Ltd (0883.HK) , discovered about nine billion barrels of recoverable oil and gas off its coast. “We have been called to leave our oil in the ground; we believe it’s totally unfair,” Vice President Bharara Jagdeo said at an Offshore Technology Conference panel. “We’ll develop our oil industry putting in place regulations for safe, low carbon operations.” The International Energy […]