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Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipeline Scores Financing

Argentina’s Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipeline Scores Financing

Argentina has secured financing for the second leg of the Nestór Kirchner natural gas pipeline system, energy secretary Flavia Royon said last week during a conference in Buenos Aires. She said the state had obtained financing for $689 million from the Brazilian National Development Bank and another $540 million from Latin American development bank Corporacion…

December 20, 2022
Argentina Scores Financing for Second Phase of Key Natural Gas Pipeline System

Argentina Scores Financing for Second Phase of Key Natural Gas Pipeline System

Argentina has secured financing for the second leg of the Néstor Kirchner natural gas pipeline system, energy secretary Flavia Royon said this week during a conference in Buenos Aires. She said the state had obtained financing for $689 million from the Brazilian National Development Bank and another $540 million from Latin American development bank Corporacion…

December 13, 2022
Argentina’s YPF Targeting 2023 FID on Integrated LNG Export Project

Argentina’s YPF Targeting 2023 FID on Integrated LNG Export Project

Argentina’s YPF SA is aiming to sanction an LNG export project by the end of 2023, according to CFO Alejandro Lew. YPF and Malaysian national oil company Petronas signed a memorandum of understanding on Sept. 1 to study the potential for an integrated liquefied natural gas export project in Argentina, home of the Vaca Muerta…

December 5, 2022
Argentina’s YPF Sees LNG Exports, Pipeline Expansions Easing Vaca Muerta Takeaway Constraints

Argentina’s YPF Sees LNG Exports, Pipeline Expansions Easing Vaca Muerta Takeaway Constraints

Argentina’s YPF SA is aiming to sanction an LNG export project by the end of 2023, according to CFO Alejandro Lew. Lew and CEO Pablo Iuliano hosted a call to discuss the 51% state-owned oil and gas company’s third-quarter results. YPF and Malaysian national oil company Petronas signed a memorandum of understanding on Sept. 1…

December 2, 2022
Vaca Muerta Natural Gas to Fuel Planned Argentina LNG Project

Vaca Muerta Natural Gas to Fuel Planned Argentina LNG Project

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández unveiled Thursday an LNG project to export gas sourced from the prolific Vaca Muerta formation. The $10 billion project would be developed jointly by Argentine state oil firm YPF and Malaysian liquefied natural gas giant Petroliam Nasional Berhad, aka Petronas. “We have the energy that the world needs and will need…

September 7, 2022
Fueled By Energy Crisis ‘Opportunity,’ Argentina Set to Develop LNG Export Facility

Fueled By Energy Crisis ‘Opportunity,’ Argentina Set to Develop LNG Export Facility

Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández unveiled Thursday an LNG project to export gas sourced from the prolific Vaca Muerta formation. The $10 billion project would be developed jointly by Argentine state oil firm YPF and Malaysian liquefied natural gas giant Petroliam Nasional Berhad, aka Petronas. “We have the energy that the world needs and will need…

September 2, 2022
Argentina’s YPF Upping Capital Budget to $4B, Driven by Vaca Muerta Shale

Argentina’s YPF Upping Capital Budget to $4B, Driven by Vaca Muerta Shale

Argentine national oil company YPF SA has raised its capital expenditure (capex) forecast for full-year 2022, with a focus on developing the Vaca Muerta Shale formation. New CEO Pablo Iuliano and CFO Alejandro Lew hosted a conference call to discuss the 51% state-owned company’s second-quarter results. “Better-than-expected economic performance so far in 2022 enhanced our…

August 22, 2022
Argentina Takes Step Forward in Key Vaca Muerta Infrastructure Project

Argentina Takes Step Forward in Key Vaca Muerta Infrastructure Project

Argentine officials have unveiled the companies vying for the right to construct the 24 MMm3/d Néstor Kirchner pipeline natural gas pipeline. The companies that presented bids were Btu SA, Esuco SA, Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA, and two consortia: Techint SA-Sacde SA and Contreras Hermanos SA-Víctor Contreras SA. If the offers qualify, economic bids…

July 15, 2022
Tenaris Welding Pipes for Vaca Muerta Pipeline as Argentina NatGas Production Continues Rise

Tenaris Welding Pipes for Vaca Muerta Pipeline as Argentina NatGas Production Continues Rise

Global steel manufacturer Tenaris SA has won a contract for the natural gas pipeline that would connect Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale formation to capital Buenos Aires and other large consumption areas. After three years of “low activity,” Tenaris’s mill in Valentín Alsina, Buenos Aires, is set to start operations to supply welded pipes for the…

July 6, 2022
Argentina Launches Tender for Vaca Muerta to Buenos Aires Natural Gas Pipeline

Argentina Launches Tender for Vaca Muerta to Buenos Aires Natural Gas Pipeline

Argentina has officially launched the tender for construction of the 563-kilometer (350-mile) Néstor Kirchner natural gas pipeline.  The project would expand the capacity of the country’s natural gas transport network by 25% and enable continued development of the Vaca Muerta Shale formation in the Neuquén Basin, said state-owned Energía Argentina, which is in charge of…

June 6, 2022
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