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Title En Public energy and Chevron: a secret contract and a presidential investigation
Url http://chequeado.com/hilando-fino/ypf-chevron-contrato-secreto-e-investigacion-presidencial/
Language En Spanish
Summary Text En The Supreme Court ordered an investigation into President Kirchner's signing of a contract between YPF (Argentina's energy company) and Chevron given concerns over a conflict of interest and abuse of power. Chequeado made a request for access to information about the contract under Decree 1172/03. YPF answered by denying access to the information on the grounds of being a "publically held company" that has "securities in the capital market," leaving it outside the scope of the Decree's jurisdiction. However, this argument has been called into question given that the law applies to private companies that receive public funding, as is the case of YPF.