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Argentina's YPF acquires local operations of US oil and gas company Apache for $800 million
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 7:00 PM EST
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Argentina's state energy company YPF says it has acquired the local operations of Houston-based Apache Corp., making it the largest natural gas producer in the South American country.
A statement posted on oil and gas company Apache's website says the deal is worth $852 million — a cash payment of $800 million plus the assumption of $52 million in debt.
YPF says it made a $50 million deposit Wednesday and will pay the rest over the next 30 days.
Argentina suffers from an energy deficit that forces it to import billions of dollars of fuel a year.