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YPF Needs $1B+ for Shale Drilling
Thursday, February 18, 2021Argentina's state-run oil company, needs to come up with more than $1 billion to spur drilling in Patagonia.
Vaca Muerta Driller Needs to Make Deal with Creditors
Tuesday, January 19, 2021Dollars are now so scarce in Buenos Aires that the central bank refused to let YPF buy the full amount it needed to pay notes coming due in March.
Shell to Join Offshore Argentina Block
Thursday, January 14, 2021Equinor and YPF have agreed to jointly farm-down a nearly one-third non-operated stake in the CAN 100 block offshore Argentina to Shell
Argentina Primed for Great Natural Gas Rise
Wednesday, October 16, 2019There are interesting opportunities for shale development in Argentina, and they're pretty promising for natural gas.
Argentina Pursues $5B LNG Project Despite Political Havoc
Wednesday, September 04, 2019Argentina's state-run oil company, YPF SA, is pushing ahead with plans to build a $5 billion natural gas export terminal despite the political and financial chaos racking the nation.
YPF Makes Deal to Ship Argentine LNG
Friday, July 26, 2019YPF has made a preliminary deal to charter an Excelerate Energy LNG carrier to transport Argentine LNG to the global market.
Vaca Muerta Shale Output Projection Revised
Friday, October 26, 2018YPF SA will produce more oil and gas than originally planned over the next five years as shale output from the Vaca Muerta formation picks up, according to the Argentine producer's top two executives.
YPF Is Said to Shut Gas Wells as Argentine Economy Flops
Tuesday, October 02, 2018YPF is closing the tap on some of its natural gas wells as the nation's second recession in three years curbs demand, according to sources.
Argentina's YPF Names Ex-CFO Daniel Gonzalez as New CEO
Thursday, April 05, 2018Argentina's state-owned oil company YPF SA has named former chief financial officer (CFO) Daniel Gonzalez as its new chief executive.
Chile's ENAP, Argentina's YPF Inaugurate $354MM Offshore Gas Project
Wednesday, April 04, 2018The state-run energy firms of Chile and Argentina said they had inaugurated a $354 million project to increase production of natural gas.
Argentina's YPF To Invest $21.5B From 2018 To 2022
Wednesday, October 25, 2017YPF plans to invest $21.5 billion in the country from 2018 to 2022.
Indigenous Mapuche Thwart Argentina Shale Development
Friday, September 08, 2017Indigenous Mapuche communities demanding cash payments and blocking oil wells in Vaca Muerta are threatening the long delayed development of the shale fields, oil companies say.
Argentina's YPF CEO Resigns, 6-Member Exec Committee To Run Firm
Monday, August 28, 2017YPF controls large swathes of the Vaca Muerta shale play in southwestern Argentina, one of the world's largest unconventional oil and gas fields.
Statoil, YPF To Explore Shale Oil, Gas In Argentina
Friday, August 25, 2017Statoil signs a deal with YPF to jointly explore for onshore shale oil and gas resources in the Vaca Muerta formation.
Total, BP Unit, YPF Boost Investment in Argentina's Vaca Muerta
Tuesday, July 18, 2017The investment is the largest specific project announcement since March in Vaca Muerta, one of the world's largest shale formations.
We Grow Fuel Here: Fighting the Oil Slump by Bartering for Grain
Friday, July 07, 2017YPF SA is expanding into a vibrant local farm industry and gain access to dollar-based export markets for grain.
Argentine Oil And Gas Workers To Strike Over YPF Layoffs
Friday, December 02, 2016Some 23,000 Argentine oil and gas workers will go on a 48-hour strike beginning Monday to protest YPF's decision to lay off workers.
Argentina's YPF Says To Study Offshore Drilling With Statoil
Friday, October 28, 2016YPF says it signed a deal with Norway's Statoil to study potential offshore drilling sites off Argentina's Atlantic coast.
Argentina's YPF Said to Name Total's Ricardo Darre New CEO
Monday, June 06, 2016YPF, Argentina's state-controlled oil company, has named Total managing director Ricardo Darre as chief executive officer, a person familiar with the decision says.
Argentina's YPF Appeals Court Order To Show Chevron Pact Details
Thursday, March 17, 2016Argentina's state energy company YPF says it appealed a local court ruling ordering it to disclose details of its contract with Chevron Corp, amid allegations of secret clauses in the agreement.
Head Of Argentina's YPF Resigns In Government Restructuring
Thursday, March 10, 2016The head of Argentina's state-controlled oil firm, YPF, is resigning amid a purge by the country's new president, Mauricio Macri, of top officials associated with the former leftist government.
YPF Joins Oil Industry Budget Cuts as Argentine Subsidy Shrinks
Thursday, March 03, 2016YPF joined the global oil industry's drive to cut capital spending as domestic prices kept artificially high by the government failed to shield the company from a global downturn.
Shale Pioneer McClendon Joins $500M Argentina Venture
Friday, January 15, 2016Aubrey McClendon's American Energy Partners and YPF, Argentina's largest company, have signed a joint venture to develop shale gas from the country's Vaca Muerta formation.
Argentina's 'Dead Cow' Hydrocarbon Province Set to Come Alive
Friday, December 04, 2015The recent change in Argentina's government looks set to boost the development of the country's vast Vaca Muerta shale gas play.
Argentina's Supreme Court Orders YPF To Disclose Chevron Contract
Tuesday, November 10, 2015Argentina's Supreme Court ordered YPF to fully disclose its contract with Chevron amid allegations of secret clauses in the agreement.
Argentina's YPF Says Sees Fall In Capital Spending In 2016
Friday, November 06, 2015YPF forecast that 2016 capital expenditures would decline toward the lower end of a $5-$6B range and expected a devaluation of the peso next year that would exceed inflation.
Argentina's YPF Says Net Income Drops On Investment Amortization
Thursday, November 05, 2015YPF says net income fell 42% in the 3Q from the same period a year earlier largely due to the amortization of investments made over the past three years.
YPF Said to Plan 2016 Spending Cut as $77 Crude Disappears
Thursday, September 24, 2015YPF will cut spending by as much as 20% next year if a new administration lowers the domestic oil price nearer to international levels, according to people familiar with the plans.
Argentina's Oil And Gas Output Up In July On YPF Production
Friday, September 11, 2015Argentina's oil output rose 1.4% and natural gas production was up 1.8% in July on the year, thanks to rising output from YPF, the energy secretariat said.
YPF, Gazprom Sign Accord to Develop Gas Projects in Argentina
Friday, September 04, 2015The agreement to develop tight and shale hydrocarbons in Argentina sets out the principles for cooperation for a final accord that could be signed in the Russian spring.
Argentina Cuts Shale Drilling Costs But No New Joint Ventures Expected
Thursday, August 06, 2015Argentina needs $200 billion in investment to develop its vast but barely tapped shale fields, but no joint ventures are expected soon, state oil company YPF says.
YPF Profit Climbs on Higher Argentine Oil Price, Output Increase
Wednesday, August 05, 2015YPF posts second-quarter earnings that exceeded expectations as it increased output and sold crude at a premium to international prices.
YPF: Protests In Argentina's Shale Oil Region End, Output Normal
Thursday, July 30, 2015Protests that briefly disrupted production in part of Argentina's main shale oil producing region have ended and operations are back to normal, YPF says.
Argentina's Oil Output Up Yr/Yr In April For First Time In 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015Argentina's oil output rose in April thanks to increased production by YPF, the government said, marking the first year-on-year monthly increase in 2015.
YPF Profit Fell After Argentina Ordered Gasoline Price Cuts
Friday, May 08, 2015YPF SA says first-quarter profit fell 26% after the government cut gasoline prices amid a global energy slump.
Argentina's YPF Reports Higher Than Expected Net 1Q Profit
Thursday, May 07, 2015YPF posts better than expected 1Q profit but earnings were still down 24.3% on the year due to the global slide in oil prices.
Argentina's YPF Sells $1.5B Of Bonds, Tripling Sale
Thursday, April 23, 2015YPF says it sold $1.5 billion of new 10-year bonds at 8.5%, raising its planned issuance from $500 million on the back of strong demand.
Sources: Argentina's YPF Wants To Issue New 10-Yr Bond
Wednesday, April 22, 2015YPF wants to issue a new 10-year bond which it could price close to 8.75%, banking sources told Thomson Reuters publication IFR, a day after a sovereign bond auction met with strong demand.
Argentina's YPF Sees Cost Of Vaca Muerta Drilling Falling 10%
Thursday, April 16, 2015The cost of drilling wells in Argentina's vast but barely tapped Vaca Muerta formation will fall at least 10% by the end of 2016, Miguel Galuccio, YPF CEO, says.
YPF: Argentina's Vaca Muerta Shale Output Rises To 45,000 Bpd
Thursday, April 09, 2015Argentina's crude oil output from the vast but barely-tapped Vaca Muerta shale formation increases to between 44,000 and 45,000 bpd.
Repsol Defies Oil, Gas Sector Gloom with Upbeat Results
Thursday, February 26, 2015Repsol posts a 27.1% increase in its adjusted net profit for 2014.
Argentina's YPF Disappoints With Earnings But Output Growing
Thursday, February 26, 2015YPF disappoints the market with its earnings but announces that output at a key shale oil and gas field was ramping up.
Mexican Billionaire Slim Cuts Stake In Argentina's YPF
Tuesday, February 17, 2015Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and his family reduce their exposure to Argentine energy company YPF last year, selling just over 10 million shares, according to an SEC filing.
Argentina Says 2014 Oil, Gas Output Fell Despite Increase by YPF
Monday, February 09, 2015Argentine oil output fell 1.4 percent last year versus 2013 to 30.88 million cubic meters while the country's natural gas production edged 0.5 percent lower to 41.48 billion cubic meters, according to data provided by the Energy Secretariat.
Argentina's YPF Says Oil, Gas Output Rose In 2014 For Second Year
Thursday, January 15, 2015YPF's oil and natural gas production rose in 2014 for the second year running, the company says, fanning hopes Latin America's third largest economy is on track to regaining energy self-sufficiency.
Court Orders Argentina's YPF To Disclose Contract With Chevron
Tuesday, December 30, 2014An Argentine judge ordered YPF to fully disclose details of its contract with Chevron sought by an opposition lawmaker amid allegations of secret clauses in the agreement.
Repsol Agrees $8.3B Takeover Offer for Talisman
Tuesday, December 16, 2014Repsol will pay $8.3 billion to buy Canada's Talisman Energy in a deal that the Spanish firm says will transform it into one of the largest energy groups in the world.
Argentina Says Inks $550M Shale Exploration Deal With Petronas
Wednesday, December 10, 2014YPF has ratified a preliminary $550 million deal with Malaysia's Petronas to explore for oil in the South American country's Vaca Muerta shale formation, YPF said in a statement.
Argentina's YPF, Chile's ENAP Agree Extra $200M for Offshore Gas Project
Monday, November 17, 2014Argentina and Chile's state-run energy firms agree to invest an extra $200 million to increase natural gas production off the southern tip of South America.
Argentina Says, Then Denies, Gas Deal Reached With Gazprom
Wednesday, October 08, 2014Gazprom plans to invest in Argentina's natural gas sector, the South American country's industry ministry says.