YPF Holds Talks With Shell, Apache for Partnerships, Pagina Says

Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- YPF SA Chief Executive Officer Miguel Galuccio met with Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Apache Corp. executives to discuss possible partnerships, Pagina/12 said today citing a YPF internal document.

Officials from the Argentine state-owned oil company will also meet with Chevron Corp. management in Houston this week to discuss projects, the Buenos Aires-based newspaper said.

Chevron spokesman James Craig and Apache spokesman Claudio Barone didn’t immediately reply to telephone calls and e-mails seeking comment. Shell spokesman Ignacio Perez declined to comment.

To contact the reporter on this story: Pablo Gonzalez in Buenos Aires at pgonzalez49@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Attwood at jattwood3@bloomberg.net