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Oil and gas companies have committed to invest a combined US$6.63bn in Argentina this year.
National oil company YPF, BP-controlled Pan American Energy (PAE) and Total Austral account for 72.1% of the total, state news service Télam reported Monday, citing figures provided by operators to the energy and mining ministry.
The remainder will come from 40 local and international operators.
YPF, PAE and Total will invest US$3.203bn, US$958mn and US$627mn, respectively, the report said.
YPF has said that it expects a second-straight year-on-year decline in capital expenditure this year.
Other companies listed in the report include ExxonMobil (US$151mn), Royal Dutch Shell (US$134mn), Enap Sipetrol (US$308mn), Pampa Energía (US$184mn), Tecpetrol (US$138mn), Pluspetrol (US$130mn) and Sinopec (US$125mn).
Companies with planned investments under US$100mn include PCR (US$99mn), Capsa (US$78mn), Wintershall (US$74mn), CGC (US$56mn), Petrolera Entre Lomas (US$55mn), Capex (US$37mn), El Trébol (US$32mn), Roch (US$32mn), High Luck Group (US$26mn) and Chevron Argentina (US$23mn).