February 13, 2016
Results for: neuquen
  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    Rioseco: Ashes causing voting trouble in parts of Neuquén

    "The situation is normal in almost all the province, except for San Martín [de los Andes] and Junín," the Cutral Có mayor and governor hopeful stated, while expressing his hope that "the problems caused by the ashes are solved rapidly."

  • 26/04/2015 | Argentina

    Gutiérrez wins Neuquén gubernatorial elections

    With almost 57 percent of ballots counted, Omar Gutiérrez, the MPN candidate to replace Governor Jorge Sapag got 36.26% of votes, followed by Victory Front's (FpV) Ramón Rioseco with 28.54% and Neuquén New Commitment’s (NCN in Spanish) Horacio “Pechi” Quiroga with 21.29%.

  • 15/09/2014 | Argentina

    Three aircrafts crash in less than 24 hours

    Following the fiery crash of a light aircraft in Nordelta yesterday, two other planes have come down, one in General Villegas and the other near Neuquén city. No fatal casualties have been reported from the most recent accidents.

  • 27/10/2014 | Argentina

    Hostage taker gives himself up in Neuquén

    A 23-year-old police officer identified as Riquelme has finally given himself up after having taken taken 11 people hostage in a municipal building in Neuquén.

  • 24/04/2015 | Argentina

    Sapag confirms Neuquén elections 'for the time being'

    Neuquén governor Jorge Sapag and Vice-governor Ana Pechen have assured the PASO elections that were scheduled for Sunday will only be postponed if the Calbuco volcano in Chile erupts again.

  • 22/05/2014 | Argentina

    YPF's Chubut finding 'broadens Argentina's energy horizon'

    Chubut province Governor Martín Buzzi has praised the announcement by YPF saying the finding of shale oil and gas in the San Jorge basin “broadens a lot the country’s horizon of oil and gas reserves.”

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Buenos Aires, Neuquén confirm payment to bondholders in NY

    Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires and Neuquen confirmed they will meet their foreign debt’s deadlines at the end of the month despite the government’s risk of default after US Judge Griesa blocked the funds deposited for restructured bondholders.

  • 24/07/2014 | Argentina

    Police search for hit-and-run taxi driver

    A 21-year-old woman from Neuquén province died after being hit, dragged by 30 meters and abandoned by a taxi driver while crossing the street in front of Aeroparque airport.

  • 07/04/2014 | Argentina

    Neuquen: 1,000 evacuated after powerful storms

    The number of people who were forced to abandon their homes in Neuquen reached one thousand this morning, after heavy rainfall and strong winds hit that province of the west of the country.

  • 08/04/2014 | Argentina

    Neuquén floods: SMN forecasts storm will be over by tomorrow

    The heavy storms that hit Neuquén province causing subsequent floods and over 1,300 evacuations will be over by tomorrow, the National Met Service forecasted.

  • 10/04/2014 | Argentina

    300 remain evacuated in Neuquén following storms

    The Emergency Committee in Neuquén has confirmed that the situation in the province has begun to normalise following storms that led over 1000 residents being evacuated from their homes, although just under 300 individuals are still unable to return home.

  • 07/01/2014 | Argentina

    Wintershall signs deal with Neuquén to explore Vaca Muerta

    Neuquén province formalized today a new contract with Wintershall to explore Vaca Muerta’s shale gas and oil field.

  • 20/01/2014 | Argentina

    Neuquén fires wipe out 6500 hectares of forest

    An estimated 6500 hectares of forest land have been engulfed by fires that hit the province of Neuquén, which according to the mayor of affected city Aluminé are "the worst in history."

  • 09/02/2014 | Argentina

    Neuquén governor Sapag blasts 'petrol dollar'

    The governor of the province of Neuquén, Jorge Sapag, has denied that he is in conflict with the national government, while criticising plans floated to introduce a preferential dollar rate for energy companies.

  • 29/08/2013 | Argentina

    Fuming in Neuquén

    Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-Chevron protesters who allegedly tries to know down the fence surrounding the Neuquén legislature building where MPs addressed and passed the controversial deal yesterday. One activist was reported to have been shot in the chest and taken to a local hospital while more than 20 people resulted injured.

  • 30/08/2013 | Argentina

    YPF-Chevron deal: Neuquén governor targets 'exporting lobbies'

    Amid soaring tensions over the YPF-Chevron deal, governor of the province of Neuquén where the Vaca Muerta project is due to conclude Jorge Sapag defended the agreement and targeted what he called “exporting countries’ lobbies” to stop its development.

  • 08/12/2013 | Argentina

    Police strikes end in Neuquén, Santa Fe following agreements

    Politicians in Neuquén and Santa Fe have acted to end strike action from the provinces' police forces, while protests continue in several other regions of Argentina as security forces demand a better economic deal.

  • 24/07/2013 | Argentina

    Neuquén governor ratifies YPF-Chevron shale deal

    Jorge Sapag, the governor of Neuquén province, has signed into law the agreement between YPF and Chevron to exploit the shale oil reserves located in the Vaca Muerta region of his district.

  • 30/07/2013 | Argentina

    Neuquen: At least one injured, several evacuated after oil well explosion and fire

    At least one person was injured and several neighbours were evacuated after an oil well situated a few kilometers away from the city of Plottier exploded and set on fire.

  • 28/08/2013 | Argentina

    Neuquén politicians approve YPF-Chevron agreement

    The Neuquén legislature has approved by a comfortable majority the agreement struck between YPF and Chevron to exploit the Vaca Muerta shale gas reserves, after a day disrupted by fierce protests outside the provincial parliament.

  • 27/05/2013 | Argentina

    Chile, Argentina order evacuation around stirring southern volcano

    Chilean and Argentine authorities declared a red alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border between the two Andean nations.

  • 04/06/2013 | Argentina

    Neuquén lifts Copahue red alert

    Crisis Committee working at the volcano-threatened province of Neuquén decided to lift the read alert issued in recent days facing the eruption of the Copahue Volcano. Evacuated residents should be returning back home tomorrow.

  • 26/10/2012 | Argentina

    Seven die after supermarket roof collapses in Neuquén

    Seven people were confirmed dead today after the roof of a supermarket in Neuquén collapsed, leaving customers trapped under a pile of rubble and debris.

  • 23/12/2012 | Argentina

    Neuquén raises alert to 'orange' over Copahue volcano eruption

    As the Copahue volcano continues to erupt, the Neuquén province Emergency Committee, with Governor Jorge Sapag at the helm, decided to raise the alert level from “yellow” to “orange”, and although they clarified this is just a precautionary measure, they did not rule out a possible evacuation.

  • 24/12/2012 | Argentina

    Copahue eruption: orange alert continues but 'situation is calm'

    Neuquen province Governor Jorge Sapag came on stage to say the "orange alert" issued yesterday continued today although the situation following the eruption of the Copahue volcano was calm and the volcano was "expressing normally."

  • 03/08/2011 | Argentina

    Lower House approves 'economic emergency' bill for areas affected by ashes

    The Lower House of Congress resumed its sessions after the winter recess and approved the bill that declares the state of economic and social emergency in the area affected by the ashes of the Puyehue volcano.

  • 04/04/2012 | Argentina

    'We have complied with all terms of the Neuquén contract,' Petrobras

    Brazilian oil giant Petrobras assured that it has complied with all terms of its Neuquén province oil explotaition contract, following governor Jorge Sapag's announcement of the termination of the concession contract in Veta Escondida area.

  • 20/04/2012 | Argentina

    De Vido: 'The challenge for YPF and Petrobras is to work together'

    Planning Minister Julio De Vido today held a meeting with Brazil's Energy Minister and Petrobras executives to demand more investments in Argentina, after Neuquen province revoked a Petrobras concession.

  • 12/06/2011 | Argentina

    Neuquén votes for governor

    The province of Neuquén, one of the worstly affected southern provinces week due to the ash fall caused by the Chilean Puyehue volcano ash cloud, will go to the polls to vote for their new governor.

  • 11/06/2011 | Argentina

    Flights in Ezeiza, Aeroparque gradually normalize

    The airlines gradually "normalize" their flights going to and from the Ezeiza International Airport and the Aeroparque Metropolitan Airport. Nevertheless, the flights heading to the Southern area of the country are still limited.

  • 12/06/2011 | Argentina

    Incumbent Sapag projected winner in Neuquen's gubernatorial elections

    With a 38.12 per cent of the votes recounted, Neuquén’s Popular Movement party, led by incumbent Jorge Sapag was the projected winner with a 46.87 percent of the electorate on his side in the province’s gubernatorial elections. Marín Farizano, who is seen as a friend of the National Government, was far behind with a 33.13 percent of the votes.

  • 30/12/2010 | Argentina

    Out-of-control forest fire in San Martín de los Andes

    The fire started 15 hours ago, after lightening struck close to the Espejo Lake. More than 25 firefighters and two air teams were deployed and are still working to stop the flames.

  • 04/06/2011 | Argentina

    Neuquén, Misiones, Tierra del Fuego provinces to elect governors in June

    The interior provinces of Neuquén, Misiones, and Tierra del Fuego are to elect their provincial governors this month. Also, the opportunity for pre-candidates opting to run for national government posts closes, looking toward the primary elections, open and simultaneous elections on August 14.

  • 06/06/2011 | Argentina

    Puyehue ash cloud may reach BA city by Tuesday, experts assure

    The ash cloud hovering above Northern Patagonia since Saturday after the eruption of the Puyehue volcano may reach the city of Buenos Aires on Tuesday, experts assured.

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