Not since the 1990s has Argentina’s natural gas segment seen so much infrastructure buildout.

And it doesn’t look like it’s over yet. Argentine officials met with executives from energy companies last week to work out future infrastructure works with an eye to growing natural gas and oil production out of the prolific Vaca Muerta Shale formation in western Neuquén province.

At the offices of the Energy Secretary in Buenos Aires, hydrocarbons sub-secretary Fernando Bernal said that the mission was to “deepen the dialogue with the sector… We want to hear them, and help them, and they can help us plan our actions to advance and construct new infrastructure for the export of our hydrocarbons.”

Representatives from all of the top upstream and midstream companies were...