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Summary: Pan American Energy LLC Jun 06
Standard & Poors, June 2006
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on Pan American Energy LLC (PAE) reflect its heavy concentration in Argentina, which exposes the company to the risks of operating under a highly uncertain and rapidly changing economic and regulatory environment, as well as a significant need for capital expenditures to develop its large reserve base. The ratings also reflect the company's relatively large reserve base, low operating costs, outstanding credit measures, and a very sound financial profile. The foreign currency rating on PAE is two notches above the foreign currency rating on Argentina. The foreign currency rating reflects PAE's partial insulation from transfer and convertibility risks due to its substantial foreign currency generation (about 46% of revenues are from exports), the preferred...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Pan American Energy LLC,BP PLC
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Pan American Energy LLC,BP PLC