Fracking Argentina

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

Fracking en Argentina

First Argentinian Fracking Venture For XTO

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 […]

Fracking en el Mundo

More than 70 Brazilian cities prohibit fracking in their territories

  A total of 72 cities have banned the practice since the beginning of the No Fracking Brazil campaign in 2013.   In the last […]

Colorado bans fracking bans

Quema un Rio A Causa del Fracking …

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  A total of 72 cities have banned the practice since the beginning of the No Fracking Brazil campaign in 2013.   In the last 2 weeks, the cities of Arapongas and São Manoel do Paraná, in the state of Parana, approved a ban on the exploitation of shale gas through fracking.   The bans are the result of the numerous discussions, conferences, seminars and public hearings that the No […]

From the New York Times: Colorado’s Supreme Court on Monday struck down local government prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, handing oil and gas companies a victory in a lengthy battle over energy production in the environmentally conscious state. In separate rulings, the court said a moratorium in Fort Collins and a ban in Longmont were invalid because state law pre-empted them. A lower court had reached the same conclusion earlier. Two other cities and Boulder County […]

Un video vitalizó a las redes sociales en los últimos días mostrando como el rio Condamine de Australia se prende fuego a causa de la fuga de metano presuntamente proveniente del gran número de operaciones de fracturación hidráulica en sus alrededores. Los ambientalistas locales apuntan a la industria de gas y petróleo como fuente de las fugas de gas metano a lo largo del Rio Condamine. Argumentan que la inflamabilidad […]

Oliver Milman, April 7, 2016 Two scientists have highlighted dangerous water contamination from a fracking operation in Wyoming, three years after the US Environmental Protection Agency decided to abandon its investigation into the matter. The report found there were dangerous levels of chemicals in the underground water supply used by the 230 residents of Pavillion, a small town in central Wyoming. Levels of benzine, a flammable liquid used in fuel, […]

BY PHIL MCKENNA, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS MAR 10, 2016 The rise in methane concentration in the atmosphere may reflect the growth of agriculture to feed Asia’s booming population, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. Rice paddies in Southeast Asia and livestock in India and China are probably behind the increase, according to researchers. The study was led by Hinrich Schaefer, an atmospheric scientist at the National Institute […]

Jeff Mosier March 15, 2016 The Army Corps of Engineers has extended its no-fracking zone around the Joe Pool Lake dam to protect it from possible damage, officials announced today. The corps determined that its 3,000-foot exclusion zone for natural gas drilling was inadequate to protect the structural integrity of the dam in Grand Prairie. The new zone is 4,000 feet. After a multiyear engineering study, the corps concluded that […]

HARRISBURG, PA. | BY DAVID DEKOK Thu Mar 10, 2016 A federal jury ruled on Thursday that Cabot Oil & Gas Co must pay more than $4.2 million in damages to two families in northeastern Pennsylvania who said the company’s fracking operations contaminated their ground water. Six jurors in federal court in Scranton awarded $1.3 million each to Scott Ely and Monica Marta-Ely, a married couple in Dimock. Each of […]

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. […]