May 2017 | Volume 69, Number 5


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The Luján de Cuyo refinery stands before the Andes mountains in the Argentine province of Mendoza. The facility is run by YPF, which is also the leading explorer of the country’s promising Vaca Muerta shale, viewed by many to be the world’s next major unconventional resource play.

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