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Southern Patagonia: Argentina promotes extreme energies at the south of the continent

By Víctor Quilaqueo / OPSur.- The announcements and negotiations to increase gas exploration and exploitation shows once again the central role of hydrocarbons in the country’s economic life. In the midst of the pandemic and climate crisis, the “Plan Gas 4” combined corporate expectations with the design of a legal and technical framework. The four-year … Seguir leyendo Southern Patagonia: Argentina promotes extreme energies at the south of the continent


France: strike at Total’s Grandpuits refinery for a real energy transition

Workers at Total’s Grandpuit refinery, in the Paris region, have been on strike and mobilized for 45 days. On January 26 the workers painted the Total Tower green to denounce the ‘greenwashing’1 carried out by the oil company to justify job cuts. By A Planeta and OPsur .- The strike has been provoked by an unjust social plan and a … Seguir leyendo France: strike at Total’s Grandpuits refinery for a real energy transition


We’ve Been Bamboozled! Fracking and Big Fortunes in Argentina

A bill seeking to introduce a one-time wealth tax—the so-called “Extraordinary Solidarity Contribution”—has been preliminary approved by the lower house of the Argentine Congress. 25% of the proceeds are earmarked for gas exploration and exploitation, which represents a third of YPF’s planned investments for 2020. The priority is to reactivate the unconventional play Vaca Muerta. … Seguir leyendo We’ve Been Bamboozled! Fracking and Big Fortunes in Argentina


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


Neuquen Winds: The Province Enters the Wind Power Race by Displacing Peasants

Vientos Neuquinos I (Neuquén Winds) is the first wind power farm inaugurated in the province of Neuquén, among many still in the pipeline. With the launching of this project, green bonds became available in the Buenos Aires stock exchange. Prior to its construction, the provincial government concealed the fact that the place where the wind … Seguir leyendo Neuquen Winds: The Province Enters the Wind Power Race by Displacing Peasants