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Falklands’ Argentina banned oil companies linked to YPF partner Chevron

Saturday, August 31st 2013 - 01:39 UTC
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An Argentine lawmaker claims that the US oil corporation Chevron which is investing heavily in developing shale resources in Neuquen with YPF is a partner of Oil Spill Response Limited that is also involved with the oil companies operating in the South Atlantic in Argentine waters but licensed by the Falkland Islands government. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    A riddle wrapped up in a mystery inside an enigma.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 03:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    Are you talking about C.F.K. or Argentina?
    Both fit.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 04:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Martinez fails to understand that Argentine laws only apply to the 'little' people and not to CFK herself.

    She is above such mundane matters, and whatever she says, goes.

    It'll be interesting if she tries for the coup, especially as she has been wooing the military.

    She'll just call it 'democratising' democracy, and will probably take a leaf out of her friend Iran's book. That is the 'ruling' elite pick the candidates for elections, and the public get to choose which of those 'party members' gets to rule.

    I mean the problem with real democracy is that the people will eventually have had enough of the current ruling party and vote someone else in. In Cristina's 'new' model, they'll only be able to vote for her 'chosen' candidate.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Argentina may take the option of discarding with an Oil Spill Response.
    After all, there are no indiginous locals left that might take them to court.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JuanGabriel

    Jumping the gun a bit isn't he? Thought they were supposed to pull this card out after Chevron has invested as the excuse for stealing it?

    BTW OSRL is an oil industry body, good luck finding an investor that isn't involved with them

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Quite funny really. Argieland, that doesn't understand commerce and, in particular, the oil industry, is about to cut its own throat. “Argieland pulls out of Chevron agreement due to OSRL involvement”. Going to be funny watching argieland trying to compel Chevron to only use services of which it (argieland) approves. Watch as Chevron pulls out and leaves argieland high and, most importantly, dry.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britworker

    It's like the Archbishop of Canterbury waging war on Wonga only to find out the C of E were actually investing in it. Multi nationals have their fingers stuck in many pies, having your finger stuck in Kirchners pie is not a position you want to find yourself in.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Simon68

    YPF has also investments in OSRL just like every oil explotation company in the world!!!!!

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 11:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    Maybe the Argentine Government wants Chevron to ditch Oil Spill Resources so they can use unemployed Argentines to suck up the oil spills with a straw?!

    This story gets more farcical day by day. Mind you, when the SCOTUS rejects Argentina's appeal, the music will stop and Argentina will collapse.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    The answer is for Argentina to ditch Chevron and find another partner who has no links whatsoever with the Falkland Islands oil industry(if there is one), quit using Chapman and take a risk with Tango 1.

    The thrills would be enormous; CFK arrives at a destination not knowing if Tango 1 can depart-adds spice to her overseas visits.

    Knowing Argentina, they would rather have no links(even if remote) at all with the Falklands, even if it means their country nosedives even further, and Tango 1 gets impounded.

    Fine. That actually means the Falkland Islanders can advance their country with no substantial interference other than impotent jibes from CFK et al.

    I hope this guy Martinez replaces CFK even if Gollum doesn't.

    In fact as Falkland Islanders are meant to be Argies according to Malen et al, this means the islanders could vote for CFK/alternative, to ensure their increased autonomy, and that we get lots of laughs.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 12:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    I'm reminded of the old saying.....

    If you are lucky, (or British)
    God will destroy your enemies
    and let you watch.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 03:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    She breaks all the rules,

    then cries to the UN and sobs to the world about us.

    she will soon be history.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 03:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    7 Britworker
    “having your finger stuck in Kirchners pie is not a position you want to find yourself in”

    Go and wash your mouth out I while I go and throw up!


    Aug 31st, 2013 - 05:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CaptainSilver

    I thought she was going to sue them?

    Gives a whole new slant to “sue it yourself”.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Just what else , or who else , is she going to bann from the falklands,

    Argentinians perhaps lol.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    @15 Briton

    The migrating birds claim hasn't worked so far at the UN, so she'll take away their landing rights if they return.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 08:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    ha ha

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 01:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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