Argentina Salta blocks attractive despite earlier lack of success

The provinces in Argentina now have the right to offer areas for exploration. Since the National Secretary of Energy was unable to attract investments, the provinces have the opportunity to change that situation.Neuquen, the first province to offer acreage, was followed among others by San Juan and La Pampa provinces that recently awarded areas.1 At present, Salta is offering seven areas, and Mendoza, Rio Negro, and Santa Cruz provinces are preparing acreage for several license rounds. Click here to enlarge imageIn Salta province, the first licensing round for exploration includes the Chirete, Hickmann, Malvalay, Morillo, Tartagal Oriental, and Union areas (Figs. 1 and 2), most of which ...

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