Pipes for Anta line arriving in Salta province

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Between 3,000m and 4,000m of pipes a day have begun arriving in Argentina's Salta province for construction of local company Conta's 79mn-peso (US$26mn) Anta gas pipeline, Conta technician Ariel Delgado said in a Salta provincial government statement.

The company needs 170,000m of 6-inch diameter pipeline and 40,000m of 4-inch diameter pipeline for the construction works.

Conta has presented all required information to Argentina's natural gas regulator Enargas and is awaiting approval before beginning construction.

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"We have all the technical equipment to finish the works in 6-7 months," Delgado said.

The 186km pipeline would supply a growing soy, livestock and orange industry in the province's east.