Law scholar opens conversation with Argentina about energy resources

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Just this year, the United States became the number one producer of both oil and gas in the world. Gina Warren, an associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, traveled to Buenos Aires earlier this summer to learn what this means to other countries and also to share her research on sustainable energy development.

Her mission was to acquire a better understanding of Argentina’s anticipated energy boom and, in turn, open the conversation for sharing resources related to Argentina’s energy development.

“For the first time in decades, Argentina is a net importer of energy and its energy needs are expected to continue to grow,” she said.

In the coming years, Argentina plans to install at least two large, hydroelectric facilities in the southern Santa Cruz province. In addition, the country plans to commence significant exploitation of oil and gas from the Vaca Muerta shale play located in the Neuquén province. By some estimates, the Vaca Muerta is the third largest reserve of oil and gas in the world.

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