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Tag: Argentina oil workers

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 10:35 UTC

    Argentina negotiates oil worker contracts in effort to woo investment

    Vaca Muerta in southern Argentina, one of the world's largest shale reserves, is still largely unexplored.

    Argentina's government is negotiating more flexible oil workers' contracts to woo investors to the Vaca Muerta shale fields and overcome an energy deficit.High labour costs are thought to be the primary obstacle to investment in the country's oil and gas sector, and negotiations are politically sensitive in a country with an influential labour movement, meaning some changes are off the table.

  • Monday, May 9th 2016 - 07:33 UTC

    Massive protest in Comodoro Rivadavia against the oil industry weak activity

    The city of 200,000 people in the Patagonia region lies in a major oil and gas producing area and is also home to fishing and livestock industries.

    More than 50,000 workers blocked the centre of Comodoro Rivadavia, in Argentina's Patagonia main oil-producing region in a protest against layoffs. Striking oil workers were joined by teachers, truck drivers, builders and other sectors in the demonstration.