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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


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”


Exporting Vaca Muerta

Extreme energy, infrastructure, and markets Executive Summary   By Hernán Scandizzo Copyediting and translation: Nancy Viviana Piñeiro The gas and oil extracted from unconventional formations make up an ever-increasing percentage of Argentina’s hydrocarbon production. Although in the second half of 2018 the Government authorized gas exports again, this does not mean that the country has … Seguir leyendo Exporting Vaca Muerta


A space to build the foundations for a fair transition

By the Río Negro Production and Energy Transition Working Group Río Negro is on its way to quickly becoming an enclave economy: with fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, hydrocarbons have gained ground in the province’s economic outcomes. In theory, as proponents claim, fostering this activity leads to investment placement and to increasing hydrocarbon production, which should … Seguir leyendo A space to build the foundations for a fair transition