Natural Gas Daily Latin America & Caribbean Exploration & Production
Argentina up against the clock in Vaca Muerta4 May 2017
Argentina’s government is expecting the bulk of investment pledges for its giant Vaca Muerta shale play to be made between now and the end of 2018 because generous incentives are set to be wound down in coming years, analysts have said.
"The way that the gas price is structured clearly incentivises investments early on," Elena Nikolova, a Latin America upstream research analyst at Wood Mackenzie, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily. "But the motivation is to create momentum in 2017 and 2018, before the price starts dropping off."
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