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Norway at the Forefront: Extreme Energy Projects in the Argentine Sea

The Argentine Sea is vast, and abundant, and there are not only fish in it: the significant potential oil and gas reserves piqued the interest of Argentina’s government and the big oil companies. Photo: Clyde Thomas @Unsplash By Victor Quilaqueo / OPSur The  companies advancing on the Argentine Sea’s ultra-deep reservoirs have diverse origins. Equinor, … Seguir leyendo Norway at the Forefront: Extreme Energy Projects in the Argentine Sea


Vaca Muerta and argentine development

Discussing energy financing and its sustainability is essential for the economic development of Argentina. In the past few years, the extraction of energy resources from unconventional hydrocarbons has been at the heart of the debate. Vaca Muerta and argentine development: full report | executive summary The US fracking boom in the last decade has been … Seguir leyendo Vaca Muerta and argentine development


Renewables Energies: A Plan Tailored to The Market

In recent years, the discourses and promises of an increase of electricity generation from renewable resources have multiplied. But where do renewables actually stand in the Argentine scene? The major projects lay bare the fact that generation from cleaner sources, even if on the rise, is still marginal and furthers a market-based vision of energy. … Seguir leyendo Renewables Energies: A Plan Tailored to The Market


28/05 | La industria del combustible fósil y la COVID-19

Es una convocatoria de Gastivists Network, que realizará un encuentro virtual para discutir qué pasa con la industria de los fósiles en contexto de pandemia. Participaremos junto a activistas como Nicolas Haeringer y Anna Vickerstaff. Inscripciones: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lock-it-down-with-the-gastivists-tickets-104629088420 La invitación original: Dear gas fighters, We would like to invite your to join our Gastivists webinar series … Seguir leyendo 28/05 | La industria del combustible fósil y la COVID-19


Coronavirus pandemic threatens controversial fracking project in Argentina

Por Jonathan Watts / The Guardian – Lockdown and oil price slump leave future of vast Argentinian shale project hanging in balance.  A gas well at Loma de la Lata, in Argentina’s Neuquén province, part of the Vaca Muerta oil and gas fields in Patagonia. Photograph: Emiliano Lasalvia/AFP via Getty Images Whether the post-pandemic world … Seguir leyendo Coronavirus pandemic threatens controversial fracking project in Argentina


Oilwatch and MilieuDefensie publish reports on Shell in Latin America

The Oilwatch Latin America network, through three of its member organizations and MilieuDefensie – Friends of the Earth Netherlands present a collection of texts about Shell’s Latin American operations in three countries of the region: Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. In Argentina, the Observatorio Petrolero Sur, presents Hernán Scandizo’s text “Exportar Vaca Muerta, la quimera Argentina“. … Seguir leyendo Oilwatch and MilieuDefensie publish reports on Shell in Latin America


Between certainties and wishful thinking

Mariana Fernández* and Facundo López Crespo** The exploitation of the Vaca Muerta mega-field became the centerpiece of Argentina’s economy, and the focus of governmental expectations around job creation, investment attraction, and exports boost. In a context of stagnation for most productive activities, the energy sector experiences a different reality that can be explained for the … Seguir leyendo Between certainties and wishful thinking


Why I Have Made a Documentary Called “Ingeniero White: A Town They Are Killing”

Por María Giovis / Toxic News In October 2017, the documentary “Ingeniero White: Un pueblo que están matando” was released, a documentary marked by an urgency to denounce. To denounce how they are killing my hometown: Ingeniero White. To me, this is the place of my earliest affections, dirt roads, the smell of the sea, … Seguir leyendo Why I Have Made a Documentary Called “Ingeniero White: A Town They Are Killing”