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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


UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina

Documents show government’s plans to prioritise loans in support of major oil companies by The Guardian The UK is planning to invest in Argentina’s controversial oil shale industry using a £1bn export finance deal intended to support green energy, according to government documents seen by the Guardian. UK Export Finance, the government’s foreign credit agency, … Seguir leyendo UK to use £1bn meant for green energy to support fracking in Argentina


Police arrest and assault German photojournalist at fracking waste site in Argentina

By OPSur, Neuquen, Argentina.- German photojournalist Stefan Borghardt was detained and beaten and had his equipment confiscated by police because of taking photographs of the Treater oil waste treatment plant in the town of Añelo. Borghardt was reporting on fracking in Argentina, particularly the Vaca Muerta megaproject. The Treater plant is used by the oil … Seguir leyendo Police arrest and assault German photojournalist at fracking waste site in Argentina