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Title: Is the Argentine gov't helping or hindering energy growth?
Author: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
Subject(s): Latin America
Argentina
energy
investment
policy
Axel Kicillof
energy sector
growth
non-renewable resources
fossil fuels
federal review
YPF
government regulation
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Abstract: The Argentine government on July 27 announced a new energy investment plan that will increase government oversight of the sector, Reuters reported. Deputy Economy Minister Axel Kicillof will oversee a commission that evaluates the investment plans of private companies and will have the power to ask for changes or fine companies for failing to comply. What will be the practical implications of the decree? Will it spur growth in the long-struggling energy sector, as the government hopes, or scare off investors? Is Argentina's energy sector poised to do well considering the country's current economic situation?
Date: 2012-08-06
Publisher: Inter-American Dialogue
Citation: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor, August 6-10, 2012; pp. 1, 3, 6.
Description: Article re-posted as a PDF document with permission from the publisher as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate Latin American energy policy, dialogue, white papers, reports, and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21167
Available at: http://www.thedialogue.org

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