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Argentina Launches Tender for Vaca Muerta to Buenos Aires Natural Gas Pipeline

Argentina Launches Tender for Vaca Muerta to Buenos Aires Natural Gas Pipeline

Argentina has officially launched the tender for construction of the 563-kilometer (350-mile) Néstor Kirchner natural gas pipeline.  The project would expand the capacity of the country’s natural gas transport network by 25% and enable continued development of the Vaca Muerta Shale formation in the Neuquén Basin, said state-owned Energía Argentina, which is in charge of…

June 6, 2022
Vaca Muerta Shale Driving Natural Gas Production Surge for Argentina’s YPF

Vaca Muerta Shale Driving Natural Gas Production Surge for Argentina’s YPF

U.S. onshore producers may be limiting annual production growth to 5% or less, but don’t tell that to Argentina’s 51% state-owned YPF SA. The Vaca Muerta shale play in the Neuquén Basin drove a 16% year/year increase in oil and gas output to 506,000 boe/d during the first quarter for the integrated producer. On a…

May 16, 2022
Former Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Shares Insight on Natural Gas Market – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Former Bolivian Hydrocarbons Minister Shares Insight on Natural Gas Market – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow for a look at the global natural gas market from a South American perspective. Join NGI’s Mexico & Latin America Editor Christopher Lenton and guest speaker Alvaro Rios, Bolivia’s former minister of hydrocarbons and current managing director of Gas Energy Latin America,…

May 9, 2022
Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipeline Advances as Regional Market Tightens

Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipeline Advances as Regional Market Tightens

Argentine officials last week celebrated the launch of the Néstor Kirchner pipeline to bring natural gas from the Vaca Muerta shale deposit to capital Buenos Aires. “Here in Argentina we have natural gas for another 200 years, and gas is the energy that the world has decided will be the transition fuel to renewable energies,”…

April 26, 2022
Argentina Looking to Secure Winter Natural Gas Volumes Amid Soaring Cost of LNG

Argentina Looking to Secure Winter Natural Gas Volumes Amid Soaring Cost of LNG

Argentina took a step towards securing additional natural gas supplies for this upcoming Southern Cone winter with a new agreement with neighboring Bolivia. The agreement guarantees Argentina will receive 14 Mm3/d of gas from Bolivia from May to September, the same volume of imports as last winter. Bolivia had initially said it would send out…

April 14, 2022
Argentina Racing to Secure Natural Gas Volumes as Cold Weather Approaches

Argentina Racing to Secure Natural Gas Volumes as Cold Weather Approaches

Argentina took a step towards securing additional natural gas supplies for this upcoming Southern Cone winter with a new agreement with neighboring Bolivia. The agreement guarantees Argentina will receive 14 Mm3/d of gas from Bolivia from May to September, the same volume of imports as last winter. Bolivia had initially said it would send out…

April 12, 2022
Bitcoin Miners Eyeing Argentina’s Natural Gas Cash Cow

Bitcoin Miners Eyeing Argentina’s Natural Gas Cash Cow

British company FMI Minecraft is working on a project to mine the cryptocurrency Bitcoin using natural gas from Argentina’s Vaca Muerta. The project would be in the Zapala free trade zone in the province of Neuquén and source gas from the Vaca Muerta, or ‘Dead Cow’ shale formation. “Vaca Muerta is great because there are…

March 24, 2022
Backed by Government, Argentina E&Ps Upping Natural Gas Production

Backed by Government, Argentina E&Ps Upping Natural Gas Production

Amid soaring prices for the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a tight global energy market, Argentina’s efforts to increase natural gas output appear to be paying off. Buenos Aires-based generator and exploration and production (E&P) company Pampa Energía SA announced it would up its gas production by 60% this year. The plan is…

March 15, 2022
Vaca Muerta Shale’s Natural Gas Pipe Said ‘First Step to Going Global’

Vaca Muerta Shale’s Natural Gas Pipe Said ‘First Step to Going Global’

Argentina’s government has published a decree granting the natural gas transport concession for the Néstor Kirchner pipeline project to state natural gas buyer Integración Energética Argentina SA (Ieasa). Ieasa, which is also responsible for sourcing liquefied natural (LNG) imports in the country, has been given authorization to create a trust to construct the pipeline. The…

February 25, 2022
Argentina’s Ieasa Spearheading Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipe; In-Service in 2023

Argentina’s Ieasa Spearheading Vaca Muerta Natural Gas Pipe; In-Service in 2023

Argentina’s government has published a decree granting the natural gas transport concession for the Néstor Kirchner pipeline project to state natural gas buyer Integración Energética Argentina SA (Ieasa). Ieasa, which is also responsible for sourcing liquefied natural (LNG) imports in the country, has been given authorization to create a trust to construct the pipeline. The…

February 22, 2022
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