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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


The UN report confirms our position: Fracking needs to come to an end

October 29, 2018 The UN requested that Argentina reconsider exploitation of the Vaca Muerta reservoir The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) called on the Argentine government to reconsider the use of fracking and warned that the environmental consequences of large-scale hydrocarbon exploitation in Vaca Muerta will be permanent. In the … Seguir leyendo The UN report confirms our position: Fracking needs to come to an end


European companies set to conquer Vaca Muerta

Seven companies on the unconventional horizon of the Neuquén Basin in Argentina By Hernán Scandizzo and Martín Alvarez Mullally [download report] Mauricio Macri’s arrival to the presidency in December 2015 meant a new turn in the country’s hydrocarbons policy. It shifted from state intervention under Cristina Fernández’s second term beginning in 2012with the enactment of … Seguir leyendo European companies set to conquer Vaca Muerta


Anti-fracking campainger’s long distance protest

by Tim Gavell Anti-fracking campaigners from Argentina and Colombia visited Preston New Road fracking site to ‘show solidarity for the local community opposing fracking, and make connections between the anti-fracking resistance in the UK and South America’, campaigners said. They were Fernando Cabrera of the Observatorio Petroleo Sur in Argentina, and Fabian Laverde, of The … Seguir leyendo Anti-fracking campainger’s long distance protest