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Soros Signals Argentina's Shale Is Biggest Place To Be

James Stafford | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
James Stafford

One of the world's legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina's shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America's largest unconventional prize -- and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas.

Chevron Hides Behind Legal Fiction; Ecuador Fight Far From Over

Karen Hinton | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Karen Hinton

Supporters of the heroic 20-year effort to hold Chevron accountable for its indisputable toxic dumping and destruction in Ecuador should not despair over recent court rulings in Argentina and Canada. The fight is far from over.

The Rise of National Oil Companies

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

With energy demand, predicted to rise 20% through 2025, National Oil Companies are poised to have even an greater impact on the global economy, and in shaping oil producing countries' foreign policies.

When the State Takes Stock

Elana Shever | Posted 07.04.2012 | World
Elana Shever

The Argentine government has seized control of Spanish oil giant Repsol's stake in what was Argentina's national oil company. The takeover is being celebrated in Argentina and criticized elsewhere as a repudiation of the neoliberal reforms that opened up Argentina's crisis-plagued economy.

Argentina's Critics Get It Wrong Again

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Mark Weisbrot

It is interesting that Argentina has had such remarkable economic success over the past nine years while receiving very little foreign direct investment and being mostly shunned by international financial markets. Maybe that's another reason why Argentina gets so much flak.

Argentina Boots Repsol, Nationalizes Petroleum Company

AP | LUIS ANDRES HENAO | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Less than a decade ago, Argentina was an exporter of oil and natural gas. Now the government has to spend billions of ...

Argentina's Expropriation and the Lessons of History

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given how entrenched oil politics have become in Argentine political culture -- and given how deftly both the current president and her husband played the nationalism card -- only a naïve investor would agree to invest in YPF believing that expropriation was impossible.

Latin American Leader Moves To Nationalize Oil Company

AP | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- In a bold move to gain control of Argentina's energy reserves, President Cristina Fernandez pushed forward a bill to renati...