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Argentina tries to avert winter energy shortages

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina At the height of rush hour, Luis Ibanez parked his taxi in the middle of the busiest intersection of this city, got out of the car and stood cross-armed in the street as traffic jammed around him. Dozens of cabdrivers joined him, protesting a national shortage of compressed natural gas — the primary fuel for the vast majority of taxis here. As winter approached in the Southern Hemisphere, the Argentine government cut natural gas supplies to service stations and industrial users earlier this month. It was a temporary measure to ensure there would be sufficient fuel available to heat Argentine homes. Full Story

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