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Argentine major gas field remains blocked by striking workers that rampaged control offices

Tuesday, June 26th 2012 - 06:14 UTC
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American Energy said on Monday it has been unable to regain access to a strategically important oil and gas field it operates in Argentina's Chubut Province because protesters are blocking the roads leading to it. Read full article

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  • brit abroad

    Whats happening malvinists?

    I thought KFC had hurried back to deal with this!!!

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 06:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Self Determination

    After 6 DAYS this serious situation is finally mentioned in Mercopress. I am sure the Chinese are not impressed.
    There was no big announcement of Chinese investment in YPF.I am sure this is a big disappointment to CFK after all the ass licking.
    YPF are still looking for $35 billion over the next 5 years.It will not happen.
    The Pan American situation exemplifies all that is wrong with Argentina to the rest of the world.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 06:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    You should be proud of such strong and effective leadership by Cretina that forces your country into what is effectively civil war......

    I can see why so many people sing her praises now.....

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 06:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    @2 this was buried in the BA Herald ( subscribers only... no I don't subscribe but found the header) a few days ago... was almost word perfect on Reuters etc at the same time...
    Censorship anyone?
    Isn't this near where Thicko lives ? Maybe she should go down to the seaside and harpoon one of them whales... blubber burns welll if a bit smoky.....

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 08:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    This is what the Falklands would look like if they ever got their grubby thieving hands on them.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Ahab

    @5 Agreed.

    It would seem the Argentine government are really putting out their stall on why they should have sovereignty.

    All this chaos is surely going to win over the Falkland Islanders!

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Self Determination

    @4 There is definite censorship.No mention in the Clarin or La Nacion for 5 days.Shades of USSR and Nazi Germany.This should have been a front page headline,maybe they are scared the strikes are going to spread.
    Argentina is facing meltdown in the next few months,should make interesting viewing.
    A good updating site is News Now Argentina.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I think it was on Monday that one of the YPF officials said if this goes on for 30 more hours Bariloche and the surrounding towns will be out of nat gas (again) and that they would have decreased service to BA.
    Strange this isn't headline news in the majors in BA.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Lets get a sense of perspective here, this isn't “civil war”, its a labour dispute. Between a private company and its workers. I think if the state is to play any role in this, it should be to require the company to pay a satisfactory rate to all its workers, employees and contractors alike. If they can't do that, they could alway be nationalised...

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Self Determination

    @9
    Correction ,it is NOT a dispute between a company and its workers- its outside contractors who are jealous .Pan American are amongst the highest paid in Argentina.
    Nationalisation ? Its the answer to everything and why your country is rapidly going down the pan.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 12:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    9 British_Kirchnerist (#)

    Its not a wage claim, its a demand for the reincorporation of 40 workers who were laid off.
    They are not oil or gas workers, but members of the builders union, UOCRA, they were laid off because building in the Winter in Chubut is nigh on impossible.
    Pan American Energy (PAE) is 20% owned by the Chinese.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toooldtodieyoung

    9 British_Kirchnerist

    “they could alway be nationalised...” Ha,ha!!! That's a joke isn't it? I get it!!! oh, you weren't joking??

    You were being serious about letting ol' fat-so maxi-baby getting his tiky mits on it? and, of course, YPF is doing SO well these days, isn't it?

    that will be two lots of workers not being paid then........

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 03:32 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    Cold winter, no Gas, no Oil!

    This could devastate the turnip population in southern Argentina.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 06:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    It's all good in troll land, free meals for posting gov propaganda on news sites. And in the real world your slowly freezing and starving...accept for maximos meal and cash handouts to trolls and vote riggers.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 06:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    14 cLOHO

    ...and don't forget that Big Macs are a great deal in Argentina. Except maybe not too good in Bariloche. I'm not sure how flame grilled those 100% Argentine all-beef patties are going to taste without gas to cook it. I recall quite a big McDonalds in Bariloche too from memory. What a shame.

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    If they had an army I am sure The Mad Bitch of Argentina would use it to get the field in production again.

    Mmmm, just remind me who emasculated the army? Oh, yes, TMBoA herself.

    Ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Nevermind, 'I Don't Think' aka The Turnip in Chief can always use the radiation coming off his old French / Ruskie watch face to keep Chubut warm!

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 08:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Xect

    Ah the constant strikes, riots, civil descent and pan banging in BK's little mind are just minor issues in his version of 'perspective' as is the country running out of gas.

    It's nothing like a civil war honest! LOL

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 09:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Are you cold, Think?
    Would you like me knit you a thick woollen jumper?
    LOL

    Jun 26th, 2012 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    just knit her a woollen jumper ... she already has the thick bit.......

    Hope she still has her dogs..... lots of 'two dog nights' coming her way....

    What was that business when I was away when she was going on about some 'well hung Norwegian naval officer' ?

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 07:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @19 Frank,
    l always assumed that Think was a man, but you are saying “she” & “her”.
    Am l missing something?
    There was a poster on here called Skåre, who was l think a Norwegian man.
    lf Think has the hots for him, then maybe (s)he is a woman!
    Or there again, maybe not! Who cares?
    No matter.
    lts more like 'eight dog night tonight'just lately, mate!

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #19 Who is this “she” you keep mentioning? Is it Cristina??

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    Another reason why the Falkland Islanders laugh at Argentina.

    On paper a rich country, in reality a clusterf***.

    You want to run the Falkland Islands? Argentina can't even run itself properly and treats its own people like shit.

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #20 OK now I see he's talking about Think. Or is that she's talking about Think? Who knows =)

    Jun 27th, 2012 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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