Argentina's state-run energy firm YPF has picked BP to supply the bulk of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) needs in 2014 and 2015 following a major recent tender, according to media sources in Buenos Aires. Energy short Argentina last month launched its annual tender to secure approximately 5.57 million tons of LNG over the 2014-2015 period to help cover its energy needs. Read full article
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I saw this comment from an Argie yesterday:Oct 23rd, 2013 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Europeans are the biggest bunch of losers, uncompetitive fools in the history of of the Cenozoic Era.
...yet here is energy rich Argentina seeking energy supplier from BP.
How does that work?
As a BP shareholder I am concerned whether we'll get paid!Oct 23rd, 2013 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
This cannot be true !!! BP-British Petroleum ! Sacrilege.Oct 23rd, 2013 - 09:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
After the sage of Mendoza telling us that they wanted nothing that we could give them, would refuse to have nothing to do with us and had no need of ANYTHING we could supply, it appears that he may have been over hasty in his pronouncements.
Of course he could refuse to use any gas for heating or cooking, stay away from any place that uses this product, refuse to buy any goods or food that may have used this gas in the production process.
By doing this he can keep the purity of his Argentinian soul intact.
We can only but admire this zeal !
All I can say is:Oct 23rd, 2013 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@4 yankeeboyOct 23rd, 2013 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Totally agree! It is hilarious!
WTF? The anglo boozers BP and their Russian red-faced counterpats Gazprom are just messengers. We aren't using anything the UK or Russia produce, since they produce nothing, not even the natural gas.Oct 23rd, 2013 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
BP is a failed oil company who was chased out of the USA because of their appaling lack of competence is plugging holes.
@6 Which begs the question, why is your government so keen to do business with them?Oct 23rd, 2013 - 11:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@7Oct 23rd, 2013 - 11:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Just a temporary act of convenience.
Ha ha, and Dany Berger, with his 'superior'intellect was saying that Canada had no products anyone would want.Oct 23rd, 2013 - 11:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Now, who needs two things we have in abundance, wheat and energy and energy technology?
Oops, sorry, EU has first dibs AND they get a Membership Discount.
LOL, Dany and Nostril !!
@8 You are funny. I am sure your strongly held convictions are just as flakey.Oct 24th, 2013 - 12:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Er... Wasn't Argentina refusing to buy a few ejection seats for their exotic fighter jets because theyre British?Oct 24th, 2013 - 02:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Now theyre paying BP for services. Bizarre
All of the sudden, BP is British again?Oct 24th, 2013 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
When it came to paying up for the Gulf-case, the argument was that they were technically a US company.
Seems it destined to follow your lots main moral.
@12Oct 24th, 2013 - 05:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
IT's just like with their history, those uncouth Europeans.
It it is about the glorious span of time and about inventing the printing press, about industrialization, about the Renaissance, or navigation/exploration, then it is fully their 2000 year history, so much more significant than ours lonely argies.
If it is about the slave trade, or about all the massacres, wars, civil wars, religiouus and ethnic persecutions, inquisitions, witch burnins, deracinations, pandemics, crimes against humanity, etc, then it's well, I wasn't alive at the time, so it's not my history or well, the UK, or Germany, or Italy as they are today did not exist before 1922, 0r 1870, 0r 1865.
It's beyond convenience. It's the gall of pusillanimous perfidiousness of their own past.
@13Oct 24th, 2013 - 05:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I'm just perplexed how Argentina in general and yourself in particular have managed to escape the original sin that besets the rest of us?
@14 HNOct 24th, 2013 - 06:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Well Argentina exists on the moral high ground. As soon as they split from mother spain, they were absolved of all their sins.
@13 TT P
Britain is not about to deny any of its history, from slave trade to the steam engine, from discovering the falklands, to dispatching the General Belgrano to the bottom of the sea. History is what it is, it's you guys who are in denial, whilst we brits keep calm and chuckle at your ineptitude !
@12Oct 24th, 2013 - 06:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Well spotted ( pun intended ) BP is not a British company but they do act responsibly and pay for reparations, not like Argentina with REPSOL, Comon Argentina pay what you owe, BP has paid out about half the amount Argentina says it has in reserves.
What the hell is Nostrils going on about?Oct 24th, 2013 - 07:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
He's first generation Argentinean. His parents emigrated FROM Europe. So all his bile is actually directed at his parents for choosing Argenina. His über-nationalism is hiding a common occurrence amongst first generation immigrant children: living in two different worlds and belonging to neither.
Nostil's literally hates himself.
of course BP is a British company.Oct 24th, 2013 - 08:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
It is founded in the UK, headquartered in the UK and pays massive taxation in the UK.
What it also does, as correctly identified above, is pay, in full (some may even argue overpay) for mistakes made by itself and its contractors.
Argentina NEVER pays for its corrupt ineptitude. in fact it would have labelled the Florida public vultures or pirates for requesting any form of compensation.
nostril is a moron...best ignored
Stevie is a racist turd...best laughed at
What a predictable end to 10 years of Kirchnerism .Oct 24th, 2013 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The Breadbasket of the World is chronically short of bread and has to
pay BP and Repsol owned companies for over the odds for LNG , which they could easily be producing themselves .
Trains continually crashing because the franchises were awarded to govt cronies with no experience or even interest in the railways ( one of the biggest franchisees is a big bus company owner ).
The state owned airline is the personal plaything of the presidents son and loses millions of dollars a day .
The cabinet grows rich by running parallel exchange rates on the U$S D , selling millions on the parallel exchange for personal gain .
The country is legally a magnet for money launderers ( and even they shy away from the place )
A crime rate Jo'burg can't match
Plummeting education standards ( in the 1950's it had been in the world top 10 )
More chorizo anyone ?
BP was founded in Britain & has its HQ there, but its CEO is American, most of the shares are held by pension companies & trusts & a significant proportion of these are owned amongst others by Americans.Oct 24th, 2013 - 09:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
If I was a BP shareholder (and I might be if my pension fund holds them) then I would be very concerned about making sure that BP gets paid. It is highly likely that all the tender offerers had that in mind when they started negotiations, building into the contracts safeguards to make sure that Argentina has to make their payments on time & for the correct value. If they didn't, then deliveries would cease and Argentina's lights would go out!
@6 I rather wonder at your definition of the word produce. Are you working on the basis that gas and oil simply bubble to the surface, from where they miraculously find their way into barrels, cylinders, pipelines, tanks and so forth? If you think that, your education has a long way to go. Even natural gas has to be processed to remove impurities. And what is actually used is a product that has been produced. Or, to put it another way, you don't have a clue what you're talking about!Oct 24th, 2013 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@12 Where does it say BP is British? brasherboot was referring to ejection seats. As of 2012, 38% of BP shares were held by American investors, 36% by British investors, and 14% by the rest of Europe with the remaining shares held by investors from other countries. I suppose you could call it, basically, anglo-american.
@13 Do you want to think again about mentioning the slave trade, or about all the massacres, wars, civil wars, religiouus and ethnic persecutions, inquisitions, witch burnins, deracinations, pandemics, crimes against humanity, etc as they all took place in South America as well, with even less excuse. Did you not learn from the mistakes” made in Europe? Why did you do them all again?
#8Oct 24th, 2013 - 11:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
A convenience ? So you can sell your ethics for a convenience ?
That is what you continually condemn the UK for so doing.
Rather hypocritical of you or are you being forced to join the REAL world of pragmatism.
But will British Petroleum ships be allowed into Argentinian ports to move the 'products'around the country and beyond?Oct 24th, 2013 - 11:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Will British Petroleum pipelines be allowed to be built on Argentinian land?
This looks like a takeover of Argentina by the British ;-)
Hmmm..we want our clock back!Oct 24th, 2013 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@23 So what's with British Petroleum? The company changed its name in 2001. But, interesting questions. Which will argieland put first? Its desperate need for energy or its Gaucho Rivero murderer law? BP vessels are generally leased. Will they anchor off argie waters and say You can come and get it after you've paid for it?Oct 24th, 2013 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@ 6 The Childish NosTrillsOct 24th, 2013 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
We aren't using anything the UK ... produce, since they produce nothing, not even the natural gas.
Really? what about the natural gas from the North Sea, which Argentina is buying wholesale.
@ 12 Stevie - sigh!
BP plc., previously British Petroleum, is a British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.
Nice of them to contribute so much profit, to so many UK pension funds, Stink must be absolutely ecstatic with joy.Oct 24th, 2013 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
All paid in in hard earned dollars, cash up front.
@13 The Truth PaTroll
“Massacres, wars, civil wars, religious and ethnic persecutions, burnings, deracination’s, pandemics, crimes against humanity”, etc.
Ever read any Argentinian history?
They don’t have souls.
I sincerely hope that if the argies don't pay, they don't get!Oct 24th, 2013 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You guys cry and cry, hoping for Argentina to default.Oct 25th, 2013 - 08:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
At the same time your companies stand in line to make deals with the country.
Money is way more important than your morals, principles and standards.
Like a one-stringed guitar...
you cry and cry about las Malvinas..hoping to steal them from their population.Oct 25th, 2013 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
At the same time your government stands in line begging for help from our companies
Money is way more important than your morals, principles and standards (and ludicrous murder rivero law)
Like a bunch of corrupt facists....
@29 I think you mistake the situation. WE don't cry and cry, hoping for Argentina to default. What we do is to laugh and laugh, and wait for argieland to collapse. You might want to re-think your attitude. There are many things for which Uruguay can be criticised. And, more importantly, many things for which it can be made to pay. Year after year. Perhaps supporting argieland, blocking the docking of certain vessels, acting against Paraguay, being a member of mercosur and unasur, licking CFK's arse, might not have been such a good idea. Do believe me on this. I have a whole series of templates for communications with all relevant organisations to see that Uruguay is punished. Many years ago, 1939 I believe, Uruguay had guts and principles. It lost those, as you regularly demonstrate, when it decided to kowtow to nazi argieland. Full not only of dying nazi war criminals, but also its own war criminals. Everyone in the forces that attacked the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a war criminal. Everyone, irrespective of country, that supported that operation is a war criminal. Even today, those that support argieland's illegitimate claims are war criminals. Any state that supports argieland's illegitimate claims is a war criminal. Seems you're a war criminal, Stevie. So we can understand your desperate attempts to excuse and save yourself. Fancy putting forward morals, principles and standards. As if YOU had any. Trot off to your little make-believe world.Oct 25th, 2013 - 11:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@29 StevieOct 25th, 2013 - 01:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
“Don’t cry for me Argentina”
“Loads a money”
Like cheap prostitutes they come, conq.Oct 25th, 2013 - 06:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Indeed Stevie, Uruguay and Argentina are a couple of cheap whores.Oct 26th, 2013 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
According to YOUR governments at the UN, the UK is militarising the South Atlantic, stealing argentine resources, squatting on Argentine land and living out 19th century colonialism
Yet they can't wait to invite British companies in to help them, oil and gas, banking, retail, pharmaceuticals, everywhere you look...
Makes me think they don't really believe their own doctrine...or they are cheap whores.
The British government and British companies however have always stated they are happy to deal with Uruguay and Argentina on any level, but the Falkland Islanders have to be part of any sovereignty discussions.
So, when looking for ludicrous hypocrites....its you lot again....LOL
No Monkey, it's the total opposite.Oct 26th, 2013 - 02:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
With the Deep sea port, the open mines, the Railway system, the regasification plant, you name it.
Your lots Companies stand in line to offer the best deal. And the more they get rejected, the cheaper do they sell themselves. Anything to get a shot at this market. It's quite funny to Watch actually, as they have no regard whatsoever for Europe and its people, they're here for the Money, leaving unemployment behind in their own nations.
But that's not the funny part.
The funny part is that you cheer them...
StevieOct 27th, 2013 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Of course we cheer them, international business and trade is very good..it's what mature nations and their companies do...how many Uruguayan companies are in the top 500 most profitable or largest in the world....oh yes...none...how many Argentine...none again. pathetic...
Our unemployment is falling thanks, and BP are a huge employer in the UK.
However, your government bending over and offering its arse to multinationals, especially those coming from pirates, militarisers and usurpers should be a source of shame.
You obviously are as stupid and ludicrous as them Stevie...but then your journey is to reduce Uruguays oil imports....,hahahahahahahahah..I am still laughing at that Stevie...talk about being up your own arse....hahahahahahahahahah...make it stop.....hahahahahahaha
In your desperation to insult me, you fail to realize that nobody from Uruguay has been courting anybody from the UK. It's the other way around.Oct 27th, 2013 - 10:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
As I said, like cheap prostitutes they gather and upset eachother in their competitive bids.
And personally, you are getting nothing out of it. No taxes, no jobs, no gain other than the foolish pride of having a company with a name you can pronounce correctly.
And you laugh...
37 StevieOct 27th, 2013 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
In your desperation to insult me, you fail to realize that nobody from Uruguay has been courting anybody from the UK
When I first moved to Uruguay, ALL the tradesmen around where I live fell over themselves to get their names onto my list and the drivers of the heavy side barracas LOVE me just because I tip them when they help me.
Apparently none of the locals ever tip. Probably cannot afford to with the living cost rises they have faced under Pepe.
If Mujica did more courting of distant foreign countries and less bending over for its two neighbours then perhaps Uruguay would be more developedOct 27th, 2013 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
AnglolatinoOct 27th, 2013 - 08:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Bring suicidal is not being developed.
Consumerism is not a good thing, you know?
StevieOct 28th, 2013 - 02:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
What utter crap you talk
Nobody from uruguay has been courting anybody from the UK
Do you even think about this shit before you right it? It is hilarious.
Tell us more about your 2journey” I could use another good laugh.
Hahaha MonkeyOct 28th, 2013 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I forgot Chris was indeed courted.
BP to supply the bulk of Argentina's natural gas demand in 2014 and 2015Oct 28th, 2013 - 06:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Oh this is laughable!!! You could not make this sh*t up!!! Why is it that the British are doing so much business with TMBOA et al?
If we are not ferrying her around the world in one of our jets then we are helping her to keep the lights on!!
Will she need winding and a nappy change?
I bet she doesn't even believe the lies she telling..............