Repsol SA was incorporated in Spain on November 12, 1986. The Company along with its subsidiaries is engaged in activities relating to the oil and gas industry, including exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas, transportation of oil products, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas, refining, the production of oil products and the retailing of oil products, oil derivatives, petrochemicals, LPG and natural gas, as well as the generation, transportation, distribution and supply of electricity. The Company operates in approximately more than 40 countries. The Company operates in segments including; Upstream, LNG, Downstream and Gas Natural Fenosa. The Upstream corresponds to oil and gas exploration and production operations. LNG corresponds to midstream (liquefaction, transport and regasification) natural gas operations and marketing of natural gas and liquid natural gas, except for Gas Natural Fenosa. Downstream, corresponds to refining, sales activities for oil products, chemicals and LPG. Gas Natural Fenosa corresponds to the sales activities for natural gas and power generation, distribution and sale of electricity. The oil industry is subject to regulation and intervention by governments throughout the world in matters such as the award of exploration and production permits, the imposition of specific drilling and exploration obligations, restrictions on production, price controls, required divestments of assets, foreign currency controls, and nationalisation, expropriation or the cancellation of contractual rights.