After intense incidents, Neuquén Legislature approves the YPF-Chevron agreement
Neuquen Legislature last night approved by a large majority the agreement between the province and YPF for the exploitation of unconventional oil and gas by the U.S. multinational Chevron on Loma Campana area at Vaca Muerta formation.
After serious incidents in the vicinity of local legislative palace, where protesters opposed to the agreement and especially the landing of Chevron in Neuquén clashed with police, the initiative received the affirmative vote of 25 councilors, with two abstentions and eight missing.
Who rose from their seats and left the meeting were Nequinos Union lawmakers (UNE), the Left Front of Workers, Raul Godoy, and Free South representative, Jesus Escobar.
Anyway, the positive votes of the Front for Victory (FPV), Neuquén People’s Movement (MPN) and provincial parties allied to the ruling party were enough for the government of Jorge Sapag achieved, as expected, the approval of the agreement in general.