Axel Kicillof and the opposition put together a transversal front against Río Negro

Axel Kicillof and the opposition put together a transversal front against Río Negro
Axel Kicillof and the opposition put together a transversal front against Río Negro

In a meeting that took place in the Chamber of Deputies of Buenos Airesall political forces joined the project that seeks to install a liquefied gas (LNG) plant in Bahía Blanca, given the threat that the national government will take the 40 billion dollar business to Río Negro.

The meeting was headed by the president of the lower house, Alejandro Dichiaraand was attended by the Buenos Aires Minister of Production, Augusto Costaand representatives of all blocks of Deputies and the Senate. In addition, councilors from all the forces of the southern Buenos Aires city, rectors of the National University of the South and the UTN, and envoys from business entities arrived in La Plata.

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Alejandro Dichiara and Federico Susbielles are pushing for the plant to be installed in Buenos Aires.

The LNG silver project

The goal was to inform all sectors of the different projects that are already circulating in the Buenos Aires Legislatureamong those of interest that presented radicalism and one of the blocks of Freedom Advancesand the one who proposes the PROto exempt YPF and Petronas companies from paying taxes for 15 years, such as Real Estate, stamp tax, Gross Income and all tax burdens.

The companies in charge of the work reserved 1,500 hectares in the port of Ingeniero White, given the possibility of taking advantage of the resources of Vaca Muerta that could generate a strong impact on the economy, with an initial investment of 10 billion dollars, which could reach up to 40 billion in 2031. In addition, the project involves the creation of 16 thousand direct and indirect jobs, incorporating cutting-edge technology and connecting Argentina with the nerve centers of international development. However, the project became a political battle over the possibility of moving to Río Negro.

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Fernando Compagnoni is the author of the project presented by the PRO.

“In 2022, YPF has already evaluated the project, I have no doubt that there is another interest that is not business, we should ask (Horacio) Marín that now he proposes it as an alternative.”, he told Letter p the mayor of Bahía Blanca, Federico Susbielles, one of the afternoon speakers at the Legislature. Furthermore, the communal chief added that “we must shed light on this situation that Marín has been expressing. YPF, in a work that has been going on for many years, retraced this path. “There are a lot of circumstances that make Bahía Blanca the best option.”

In this sense, Costa spoke at the usual press conference that the provincial government holds every Monday: “Beyond some reports, we do not see any reason why the convenience of the project or the specific location in the port of Bahía Blanca has to be put in place. in question,” he noted. In the Legislature, the main opposition blocs have been pushing different projects to pressure the ruling party and urge it to accelerate in defending the investment that could change its destination.

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