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Policy & Regulation

Activity sinks at Argentina’s Vaca Muerta

Argentina’s gas production growth will remain constrained unless the incoming administration can shore up foreign investor confidence Argentina’s gas production growth will remain constrained unless the incoming administration can shore up foreign investor confidence.
By Ed O'Brien 6 days ago Americas / Policy & Regulation 0 34766
Alberto Fernández in front of an image of running mate Cristina Fernández at the end of presidential election day in Buenos Aires. (PA)

The key issue: The number of fracture stages in the Vaca Muerta shale – a key measure of the pace of development – fell by over 50% between August and the end of October, data from US services company NCS Multistage shows.

Interfax analysis: Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernández will need to signal he can prevent a looming sovereign debt default and provide policy stability if he is to restore confidence in Argentina’s gas sector. He will take office on 10 December after defeating incumbent...