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Argentina's election could mark a new era for the oil industry

As the country goes to the polls on 28 October, international oil companies will be watching intently

International oil companies will be watching closely as Argentina goes to the polls on 28 October in a presidential election with important ramifications for the future of the country’s huge Vaca Muerta shale play. Oil companies will hope that the election marks a new era for the struggling industry. Chevron, Total, Shell,ExxonMobil, Petronas and others have all established a foothold in the hugely attractive Vaca Muerta shale. But the interventionist and unpredictable policy moves taken by Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government over the past decade have slowed investment. Daniel Scioli, currently Buenos Aires’s governor, is the front-runner in the election and appears to be headed fo

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