Petrobras Argentina S.A. operates as an integrated energy company. It operates through four segments: Electricity Distribution, Oil and Gas, Refining and Distribution, and Petrochemicals. The Electricity Distribution segment engages in the distribution of electricity. As of December 31, 2016, this segment served an area of 4,637 square kilometers and approximately 2.9 million customers. The Oil and Gas segment engages in the oil and gas exploration and production businesses. Its combined crude oil and natural gas proved reserves included 143.9 million barrels of oil equivalent. The Refining and Distribution segment engages in the exploration, production, refining, and distribution of crude oil and gas. It also produces gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, asphalts, and liquefied gases. This segment operated a network of 263 gas stations, including 79 owned gas stations and 184 franchised gas stations. The Petrochemicals segment produces and sells a range of products, such as intermediate gasoline, aromatic solvents, hexane and other hydrogenated paraffinic solvents, propellants for the cosmetic industry, monomer styrene, rubbers, and polymers. The company was formerly known as Petrobras Energia S.A. and changed its name to Petrobras Argentina, S.A. in July 2010. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Petrobras Argentina SA operates as a subsidiary of Petrobras Participaciones, S.L.