The Energy Showdown in Argentina - Interview with Sam Logan

August 28, 2012 | 00:00

The Energy Showdown in Argentina - Interview with Sam Logan

Angering Spain by seizing and nationalizing a majority of Repsol’s shares in YPF and ramping up the rhetoric over the Falkland Islands as exploration deals promise to make the territory a major oil player overnight, Argentina is making few friends in the fossil fuels industry these days. Sam Logan, owner of the Latin America-focused private intelligence boutique, Southern Pulse, speaks to Oilprice.com about the politics of populism behind Argentina’s energy aggression.

Samuel Logan is the founding partner of Southern Pulse, a private human intelligence organization focused on investigating security, politics, energy, and black market economics in Latin America. Southern Pulse investigators operate from hubs in Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile to leverage Southern Pulse’s HUMINT network, unique access, and deep understanding of the region to mitigate risk for public and private sector clients with exposure to political, security, financial, or legal risk in Latin America.

In the interview Sam Talks about:

• Why Carlos Slim bought shares in YPF
• Why Argentina won’t take any definitive action in the Falklands
• Why things will get worse for energy firms in Argentina
• Argentina’s brewing political crisis
• Argentina’s future relationship with Spain 

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