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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In early June the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released their report entitled “Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources.” The report did not find evidence of widespread contamination of water supplies as a result of fracking. However it detailed instances of contamination and the many, many opportunities for disaster. Read the full report here:

By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR May 4, 2015 An analysis of drinking water sampled from three homes in Bradford County, Pa., revealed traces of a compound commonly found in Marcellus Shale drilling fluids, according to a study published on Monday. The paper, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, addresses a longstanding question about potential risks to underground drinking water from the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, […]

By MICHAEL WINES APRIL 21, 2015 Abandoning years of official skepticism, Oklahoma’s government on Tuesday embraced a scientific consensus that earthquakes rocking the state are largely caused by the underground disposal of billions of barrels of wastewater from oil and gas wells. The state’s energy and environment cabinet introduced a website detailing the evidence behind that conclusion Tuesday, including links to expert studies of Oklahoma’s quakes. The site includes an […]

A bill supported by energy companies that prevents cities and counties from banning the practice of fracking on their land has been passed by the first tier of state legislators in Texas and is on course to become law. The proposed law would stop municipalities and other local authorities from enacting their own bans on the practice of hydraulic fracturing and drilling for crude oil and natural gas. The state […]

La gigante petrolera CHINA quiere una parte del negocio de Vaca Muerta. A fines de enero, en la capital china, YPF firmó un acuerdo con la china SINOPEC para desarrollar conjuntamente proyectos de gas y petróleo en la Patagonia. Si bien SINOPEC no tiene experiencia alguna en la extracción y producción de petróleo y gas no-convencional (o más comúnente, “fracking”), la Patagonia le servirá como laboratorio para aprender.  Considerando que […]

Esta semana altos directivos de la petroloera Exxon Mobile (las empresa petrolera privada más grande del mundo) y XTO Energy (su filial en exploración de shale) visitaron las instalaciones de Exxon en Argentina. Exxon Mobile completará una inversión de US$500 millones  en formaciones de gas/petróleo no convencional y tiene la mira en el negocio multi-billonario de Vaca Muerta estimado en más de US$500 billones. La presencia y la suma de […]