Argentina to boost coastal gas supply

Friday, September 11, 2015

Argentina's planning minister Julio de Vido and Buenos Aires province mayors signed an agreement to increase transport capacity of natural gas pipeline Gasoducto de la Costa.

The 545mn-peso (US$58mn) project entails a 20-inch, 18km loop along the El Chourrón-Las Armas stretch, the ministry said in a statement.

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Other components include a 2,400hp compression plant at Las Armas and a 16-inch, 15km pipeline between the two regulation plants at Mar del Plata.

The project will expand the pipeline's capacity by 30% to 6Mm3/d and increase the number of homes supplied by 20% to 494,000.

Public works secretary José López and Antonio Pronsato, director of natural gas regulator Enargas attended the signing.