Andrew Baker

Energy reporter, Chile Bureau  in BNamericas

Andrew Baker has covered Latin America’s energy industry for BNamericas for the last three years, with a focus on Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Minnesota, and has written for publications including the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Minnesota Daily.

3110 articles written by Andrew Baker:

Vaca Muerta must reach 'critical mass' of operators

Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale will be economically competitive even after the government's current scheme of incentivized wellhead prices for gas drillers expires in 2021, according to Tecpetrol CEO Carlos Ormachea. "We think that...

Total sanctions 'US$500mn' Vaca Muerta development

Total sanctioned the first phase of development of its Aguada Pichana Este license in Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale, the company said Thursday. "Capex for the first phase will be, let's say, US$500mn for the forthcoming three years,...

Total sanctions 'US$500mn' Vaca Muerta development

Total sanctioned the first phase of development of its Aguada Pichana Este license in Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale, the company said Thursday. "Capex for the first phase will be, let's say, US$500mn for the forthcoming three years,...

Argentine shale boom could lead to surge in petchem investment

Argentina could emulate the shale gas boom in the US, which has driven a surge in investment in petrochemicals projects, according to an industry representative. Boasting the world's second largest endowment of technically...

LatAm refiners face challenging scenario

Latin America's downstream oil and gas segment faces multiple challenges, according to an executive from Argentine national oil company YPF. The region's refineries lag far behind those of the US in terms of processing capacity,...