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YPFB President: Bolivia is the best option for transporting to Brazil

La Paz, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The president of Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), Armin Dorgathen, assured that the thousand kilometers of gas pipelines that cross the Bolivian territory and reach Brazil and Argentina constitute the best and most immediate way to transport natural gas.

“With the start of this management in October, Bolivia will be able to transport three million cubic meters per day of Argentine gas to the Brazilian market (…),” the president assured.

Dorgathen stated in a press conference that Bolivia has no competitors until now and described that Bolivia has a consolidated, operational, and safe system that will allow fuel to be transported efficiently and competitively from Argentina to the main markets in Brazil, such as Sao Paulo.

He also reported that the Bolivian state corporation is working on adapting projects that will allow, in the medium term, to transport more than 10 million cubic meters per day. “The situation is available with the reversal projects of the northern system of Argentine gas pipelines, the implementation of new projects such as the President Néstor Kirchner Gas duct and other new gas pipeline projects in Argentina (…),” he said.

Dorgathen said that all this will permit larger quantities of fuel to be transported from the Vaca Muerta oilfield through the Integrated Natural Gas Transportation System of Bolivia to Brazil, which has the pipelines of YPFB Transporte (GIJA), YPFB Transierra (Gasyrg), Gas Transboliviano and Eastern Bolivian Gas.

“The oilfield’s strategic location and a gas pipeline system that unites three countries (Argentina-Bolivia-Brazil) consolidate our State as the immediate, safe and efficient option for regional energy integration of natural gas markets,” Dorgathen told the press, and specified that “the particularity that we have as Bolivia (…) in the south of the country, due to the layout of our production fields as well as the markets that we have to serve, have a bidirectional operation.”

Regarding this condition, the president of YPFB added that the company does not have to adapt, except for the reception point, the compression and measurement station in Campo Grande, which connects with Argentina, and where these works are already being carried out. “From that point on, the molecule that can travel does not require adaptions along the journey until it reaches Brazil,” he said.

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