Fracking Argentina

La Evolución de la Fracturicación Hidráulica en el País y el Mundo

  • La Alianza Latinoamericano Frente al Fracking (Latin American Alliance Against Fracking) have published a 47-page report detailing the policies, impacts and resistance strategies related to hydraulic fracturing in Latin America. Across six case studies from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, the organisation aim to generate debate and awareness of the practice. The report analyses each country’s […]

  • XTO Energy has invested $250 million to develop a pilot of 5 horizontal wells in Argentina, El Inversor reports. Fracturing will take place in Vaca Muerta, North of Neuquen Capital, in the two blocks “Bajo Del Choique” and “La Invernada”, both located south of Añelo. The project is in cooperation with Gas y Petroleo del Neuquen […]

  • By TAOS TURNER Sept. 4, 2015 BUENOS AIRES—Argentina’s YPF SA and Russia’s OAO Gazprom signed an agreement on Friday that could lead them to jointly develop unconventional gas projects in the South American country. YPF confirmed that Miguel Galuccio, the company’s chief executive, signed the so-called framework agreement with Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller in […]

  • 24 Aug 2015 by Monica Yanakiew A campaign to stop a Chinese company from extracting oil from a national park in northeast Argentina has engaged environmental activists, indigenous people, local politicians and forest rangers. “They are violating at least three national laws, as well as risking the contamination of a forest, which is home to […]

  • Por Nicolas Gandini Chevron Argentina, el sexto productor de crudo del mercado local, está reduciendo su presencia en la Argentina. La subsidiaria local de la compañía norteamericana lleva adelante un proceso de venta de tres áreas petroleras en la cuenca Neuquina que aportan un 20% de su producción total. Se trata de los campos Estancia […]

  • By Charles Newbery | August 17, 2015 10:06 AM Argentina has drawn wide interest for its vast shale oil and natural gas production potential, but when it comes to committing investment to extract the resources, the hesitation is just as significant. The potential is huge. The US Energy Information Administration estimates that the biggest play, […]

  • 15/07/15 Justo cuando se escuchaban cada vez más fuertes los rumores de achique en la industria de los hidrocarburos, hoy el gobierno de Neuquén anunció que YPF, Pan American Energy (de los hermanos Bulgheroni) y Wintershalll realizarán una mega inversión en Vaca Muerta que podría alcanzar los US$ 30.000 millones al cabo de 35 años. […]

  • 26 junio, 2015 Como consecuencia de la caída de la producción en Neuquén En línea con una estrategia global para hacer frente a la caída de los precios del crudo, la compañía abrió un programa de retiro voluntario en Neuquén. La iniciativa se enmarca, además, en la declinación natural de El Trapial, el mayor yacimiento […]

  • Apr 9, 2015, By: Carl Surran Shale oil output from Argentina’s vast but barely tapped Vaca Muerta formation has increased, but low world oil prices and high drilling costs threaten profitability, YPF CEO Miguel Galuccio says. “It is not profitable with an $11M well and prices at $50/bbl. We drilled our vertical wells with the […]

  • Iris Pacheco, titular del Juzgado Laboral N° 2 de Comodoro Rivadavia (Chubut), hizo lugar al amparo presentado por la explotación del pozo de petróleo no convencional (fracking) denominado El Trébol de YPF. La empresa deberá suspender las operaciones en ese sector. El pozo está ubicado a 20 kilómetros del centro de la ciudad. El gobierno […]

Fracking en Argentina

New report into Latin American fracking politics published

La Alianza Latinoamericano Frente al Fracking (Latin American Alliance Against Fracking) have published a 47-page report detailing the policies, impacts and resistance strategies related to hydraulic fracturing […]

Fracking en el Mundo

Horizontal fracking approved in Lancashire, United Kingdom

In a landmark decision, the British Government has approved Cuadrilla’s appeal for a fracking project in the borough of Fylde, Lancashire. The decision overrules that of […]

Colorado bans fracking bans

Quema un Rio A Causa del Fracking …

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January 6, 2016 In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Yale School of Public Health researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and the majority had undetermined toxicity due to insufficient information. Further exposure and epidemiological studies are urgently needed to evaluate potential threats to human health from chemicals found […]

Mariah Blake for Mother Jones, part of the Guardian Environment Network Wednesday 10 September 2014 One icy morning in February 2012, Hillary Clinton’s plane touched down in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which was just digging out from a fierce blizzard. Wrapped in a thick coat, the secretary of state descended the stairs to the snow-covered tarmac, where she and her aides piled into a motorcade bound for the presidential palace. […]

Esta carta será enviada a Naciones Unidas del 15 de enero, pidiendo que el Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos se informe y trate los riesgos e impactos de la fracturación hidráulica en los derechos humanos. Por favor apoyen a esta iniciativa firmando la carta! Enviar la indicación de su firma institucional a: Estimados miembros del Grupo de Trabajo sobre Derechos Humanos y Empresas […]

By NICHOLAS BAKALAR OCTOBER 14, 2015 Researchers have found that living near hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations is associated with premature births. Scientists studied records of 10,496 singleton births by 9,384 mothers from 2009 to 2013 in Pennsylvania where fracking is conducted. They recorded gestational time, birth weight, five-minute Apgar score and size for gestational age. The study, in Epidemiology, controlled for many environmental, health, behavioral and socioeconomic factors. It […]

‘Di NO al fracking’ Un video por Alianza Mexicana contra Fracking “Alianza de 40 organizaciones locales, estatales, nacionales e internacionales que demandan la prohibición de la fractura hidráulica en México.” Mire aquí:

August 20, 2015 The Center for Human Rights and Environment (CHRE) publishes today an interpretive guideline to understand Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) from a human rights perspective, focusing specifically on the application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to hydraulic fracturing. The CHRE publication reviews the various stages of hydraulic fracturing, ranging from permitting, to exploration to fracturing, product separation, compression, transport to market, public consultation and […]