Risks for companies operating in Argentina have fallen considerably in recent years, but the political environment could throw a wrench in energy development at any time. The mid-term elections in October are the next big flashpoint.
The outlook for Argentina’s Vaca Muerta is arguably more positive than it has ever been, with some oil majors recently giving the go-ahead on big shale investments in the country.
David Sidoo is the CEO of Advantage Lithium, a Vancouver-based company that has projects in Argentina and Nevada. He spoke to The Fuse about his firm’s operations, the state of lithium markets, and what challenges lay ahead for the industry.
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What's next for the future of natural gas markets? IEA's Chief Economist Laszlo Varro offers his perspective on energy geopolitics, competition between LNG and renewables, and more.
Despite a tumultuous history for foreign investors, Argentina is home to the only commercial shale production outside of North America, with output expected to double by 2018.
Against a backdrop of project cancellations in China and Poland, Argentina could be in the early days of the first shale oil boom outside of North America.