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IEEFA report: Pandemic, price collapse may be final straw that sends Argentina’s ailing “Dead Cow” to slaughter

IEEFA report: Pandemic, price collapse may be final straw that sends Argentina’s ailing “Dead Cow” to slaughter

Reduced investment plans by foreign partners make bad situation worse for struggling Patagonia oil and gas reserve

June 24, 2020 (IEEFA Argentina) — Once seen as a silver bullet to solve the country’s economic and energy problems, development of the vast Argentine oil and gas shale reserves known as Vaca Muerta (“Dead Cow”) in Patagonia has sputtered to a near-halt, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

Informe de IEEFA: El colapso de los precios provocado por la pandemia podría ser la gota que rebalse el vaso y termine definitivamente con la debilitada «gallina de los huevos de oro» de Argentina

Informe de IEEFA: El colapso de los precios provocado por la pandemia podría ser la gota que rebalse el vaso y termine definitivamente con la debilitada «gallina de los huevos de oro» de Argentina

La reducción de los planes de inversión de los socios extranjeros empeora la ya mala situación de la reserva de petróleo y gas no convencional de Patagonia

24 de junio de 2020 (IEEFA, Argentina) — Según un nuevo informe del Instituto de Economía Energética y Análisis Financiero (IEEFA, por sus siglas en inglés), la explotación de las inmensas reservas de gas y petróleo no convencional conocidas como Vaca Muerta, que solía ser consideradas como panacea para resolver los problemas económicos y energéticos […]

IEEFA Argentina: La producción de petróleo y gas en Vaca Muerta, en la Patagonia, a la espera de que el nuevo presidente del país marque el rumbo

IEEFA Argentina: La producción de petróleo y gas en Vaca Muerta, en la Patagonia, a la espera de que el nuevo presidente del país marque el rumbo

Los inversores extranjeros pisan el freno ante la preocupante situación política y económica

6 de diciembre de 2019 (IEEFA) ‒ La actividad de la industria del petróleo y el gas en Vaca Muerta, la enorme reserva de esquisto situada en el norte de la Patagonia, Argentina, ha disminuido y en muchos casos se ha detenido por completo a la espera de que el presidente entrante del país fije […]

IEEFA Argentina: Oil and gas production in Vaca Muerta, Patagonia awaits direction from new leadership

IEEFA Argentina: Oil and gas production in Vaca Muerta, Patagonia awaits direction from new leadership

Foreign investors hit pause button amidst concerns over political and economic environment

December 5, 2019 (IEEFA) ‒ Efforts by the oil and gas industry to develop Vaca Muerta, Argentina’s vast shale reserves in northern Patagonia, have slowed and in many instances, come to a halt, as the industry awaits direction from the country’s incoming president. Alberto Fernández, who will take office on December 10, has yet to […]

IEEFA brief: Political and economic crisis throws Argentina’s energy market into disarray

IEEFA brief: Political and economic crisis throws Argentina’s energy market into disarray

Investors waiting for October presidential election, which may not resolve problems

NEW YORK, October 7, 2019 (IEEFA) — Argentina’s energy market is in disarray, triggered by the political and economic crises that have gripped the country since August 2019 when President Mauricio Macri lost his primary bid for reelection, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). Producers are slamming […]

Breve del IEEFA: Crisis política y económica pone en desorden el mercado energético de Argentina

Breve del IEEFA: Crisis política y económica pone en desorden el mercado energético de Argentina

Inversionistas a la espera de las elecciones presidenciales de octubre, que pueden no resolver problemas

NEW YORK, 7 de octubre de 2019 (IEEFA) — El mercado energético argentino está en un desorden desencadenado por las crisis políticas y económicas que se han apoderado del país desde agosto de 2019, cuando el presidente Mauricio Macri perdió su candidatura a la reelección, según un nuevo informe del Instituto de Energía Economía y Análisis […]

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Actualización IEEFA: Crisis financiera argentina ofrece oportunidad de repensar plan energético nacional

Actualización IEEFA: Crisis financiera argentina ofrece oportunidad de repensar plan energético nacional

Estrategia podría ajustarse para reflejar las tendencias del mercado y una mayor asequibilidad de las energías renovables

13 de septiembre de 2019 (IEEFA) – La crisis financiera argentina presenta una oportunidad para repensar su plan energético nacional, que depende excesivamente de las reservas no convencionales (fracking) de petróleo y gas en Vaca Muerta, Patagonia, según un informe publicado hoy por el Instituto de Economía Energética y Análisis Financiero (IEEFA). La nota informativa […]

IEEFA update: Argentina’s financial crisis offers chance to rethink national energy plan

IEEFA update: Argentina’s financial crisis offers chance to rethink national energy plan

Strategy could be adjusted to reflect market trends and increased affordability of renewables

September 10, 2019 (IEEFA) ‒ Argentina’s financial crisis presents an opportunity to rethink its national energy plan, which is overly dependent on unconventional (“fracking”) oil and gas reserves in Vaca Muerta, Patagonia, according to a briefing note released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The briefing note, A Silver Lining […]

IEEFA update: Eleven facts ExxonMobil would like investors to forget

IEEFA update: Eleven facts ExxonMobil would like investors to forget

Company’s Q2 earnings report reveals current and future challenges

ExxonMobil’s second quarter earnings report contained more red flags than usual (IEEFA update: Exxon’s Q2 report marks another signpost on the long road downwards). Its market capitalization is declining even as the bull market thunders on and it now appears all but certain that the company will fall out of the S&P 500’s top ten, […]

IEEFA report: Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Patagonia fracking plan is financially risky, fiscally perilous

IEEFA report: Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Patagonia fracking plan is financially risky, fiscally perilous

Major investors Chevron, ExxonMobil, Equinor, Total, Shell and Tecpetrol are depending on tenuous subsidies

New York/Buenos Aires (March 21, 2019) — The Vaca Muerta oil and gas project, which promises to double oil and gas production over the next six years in Argentina, is facing such strong headwinds from current fiscal, market, political and environmental forces that “the plan is likely to fail,” according to a report released today […]

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Wind Power Monthly: Argentina is easing conditions on wind energy developers to unlock projects held up by the country’s long-running economic crisis. Under a ruling issued 3 August by Energy Secretary Dario Martinez, developers will be given more time to complete construction of their wind energy projects awarded power purchase agreements under the Renovar series […]

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AES accelerates closure of 1,097MW of coal units in Chile

Argus Media: US utility AES is accelerating the shutdown of 1,097MW of coal-fired power generating units in Chile, in line with the greening of its corporate strategy and the country’s decarbonization plan. Ventanas units 3 and 4 in the central coastal city of Puchuncavi and Angamos 1 and 2 in the northern port city of […]

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White House pushing for world lead in lithium-ion battery race

Canary Media:  The United States has already lost the solar power manufacturing race to China. Now the Biden administration wants to make sure that it doesn’t lose the lithium-ion battery race. That’s the focus of a new set of policies announced by the Department of Energy on Tuesday, aimed at regaining market share from China, […]

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Oil companies resisting boom-and-bust cycle as transition accelerates

Bloomberg ($): “This time is different” may be the most dangerous words in business: billions of dollars have been lost betting that history won’t repeat itself. And yet now, in the oil world, it looks like this time really will be. For the first time in decades, oil companies aren’t rushing to increase production to […]

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Latin America possesses potential to become key hydrogen player

OilPrice.com: As oil majors around the world solidify their positions in the hydrogen industry, the IEA has highlighted Latin America as a clear area of opportunity for the production of what many expect to be the energy source of the future.  “Latin America could become a key contributor to the global push towards low carbon […]

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ExxonMobil to take $20 billion writedown, cut development spending

Bloomberg: Exxon Mobil Corp. is about to incur the biggest writedown in its modern history as the giant U.S. oil and gas producer reels from this year’s collapse in energy prices. Exxon — traditionally far more reluctant to cut the book value of its business than other oil majors — on Monday disclosed it will […]

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Argentina’s 300MW Cauchari solar farm begins commercial operation

Renewables Now: Argentina’s northernmost province of Jujuy announced Friday the start of power supply at the 300-MW Cauchari solar photovoltaic complex. The Argentine Wholesale Electricity Market Clearing Company (CAMMESA) issued the commercial authorisations to the Cauchari I, II and III PV parks, each with 100 MW of individual capacity. These plants started the sale of […]

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Chad looking to build 200MW solar project near capital of N’djamena

PV Magazine: Representatives of Argentina-based Alcaal Group visited Chad at the beginning of August to discuss the prospects for investing in the country’s agribusiness and renewable energies, Idriss Déby, the Central African country’s president, announced on social media networks. Two days later, a memorandum of understanding was signed by the minister of finance and budget, […]

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IEEFA Energy Finance Conference 2020 roundup: week one (July 14‑16)

The business case for renewables advances globally

Experts agree that the transition to renewable energy will continue to be driven by financial considerations independent of systemic shocks, such as the coronavirus pandemic or international price wars, according to analysis presented during the first week of IEEFA’s 2020 Energy Finance Conference. The annual convening of international energy, finance, and policy experts is being […]

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IEEFA report: Pandemic, price collapse may be final straw that sends Argentina’s ailing “Dead Cow” to slaughter
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IEEFA report: Pandemic, price collapse may be final straw that sends Argentina’s ailing “Dead Cow” to slaughter

Reduced investment plans by foreign partners make bad situation worse for struggling Patagonia oil and gas reserve

June 24, 2020 (IEEFA Argentina) — Once seen as a silver bullet to solve the country’s economic and energy problems, development of the vast Argentine oil and gas shale reserves known as Vaca Muerta (“Dead Cow”) in Patagonia has sputtered to a near-halt, according to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]