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Cristina goes for it: proposes expropriation of 51% of YPF oil company

President Cristina's Fernandez has proposed to the Argentine Congress a law authorizing the expropriation of 51% of the YPF oil firm, currently majority-owned by the Spanish multinational Repsol: El Gobierno Nacional propuso la expropiación del 51 por ciento de YPF y declara de interés público el autoabastecimiento de combustible Página 12 16.04.2012In her message on the proposal, Cristina noted that, even though Argentina has the third-largest reserves of natural gas after China and the US, Argentina is faced with the need to import both gas and oil for the first time in 17 years.
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