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Chevron Pacts With The Devil, Signs Deal With Argentina's YPF To Develop Massive Shale Field

Forbes -- Chevron CVX +0.54% may be making a pact with the devil. On Thursday, Argentine energy producer YPF announced it had reached a “final agreement” with the global oil giant to develop the Vaca Muerta basin, considered by Chevron the second largest reservoir of unconventional oil in the world. The second largest U.S. oil and gas producer has pledged to invest $1.5 billion in the first phase of the project, which the Argentine government desperately needs after being forced to import energy for the first time in 17 years in 2012.

Facing runaway inflation and pressure on its precious foreign reserves, the administration of Cristina Kirchner forcibly nationalized YPF last year, throwing out Spain’s Repsol without compensation, which is an indication of the types of risks Chevron is willing to


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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 25, 2013 8:34:56 AM

probably those who fill up at the pumps, right?
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honda0105
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whose blood was used to ink the deal?
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Time to boycott Chevron?
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Dennis: probably already is.
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Ok...
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 5:55:04 PM

I hope my 401k money isn't going there.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 10:47:56 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 10:43:52 AM

What peak oil?
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 2:33:34 AM

Very interesting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .










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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 1:02:47 AM

ok
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Can't trust those communist.
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Too politically volatile a region to be investing so much.
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:16:24 AM

The lesser of two evils??

to N5EXY
Namaste
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The truly desperate play the Oil markets, it appears.
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?
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The devil's a sharp investor, no?
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:09:42 AM

So it shale be. So mote it.
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What is the big "C" thinking?
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Satanic!
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Message Posted: May 19, 2013 12:07:22 AM

Bad decision which may come back to haunt Chevron...
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Companies get their resources where they can. It's just business.
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Not sure I agree with the headline. Business is just that.
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No comment.
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Old news
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okay
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ok
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what could go wrong...?
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look out drug deals
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Wow...
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Thanks Obama.
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i hope the Argentine people gets the money.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:56:40 PM

Whatever..........
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And, this affects our gas prices how?
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:55:39 PM

pure greed.
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This headline seem a bit biased.
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First largest is here in the US!
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birds of a feather....
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Bet you it DOESN'T LOWER GAS PRICES!!
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money flows as greedy grows
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Chavez is dead. Now is a chance to re-introduce capitalism into South America.
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Greed at its Finest Moment
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Sad
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Big chance.
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For our sake ,hope it works out
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More deception.
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The risk has to be less than than the anticipated rewards, thus making the agreement feasible.
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:39:33 PM

Take heed Chevron!!!! It may and could happen to you like it did to Repsol!!!
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 11:38:21 PM

Chevron will regret this after they're thrown out the door like Repsol.
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