Argentina launches US$255mn gas pipeline tender process

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Argentina launched the first in a series of tenders related to a project to expand the natural gas transport and distribution network in provinces Buenos Aires, Chubut, Río Negro and Santa Fe.

The expansion project has a budget of 4bn pesos (US$255mn) and will bring natural gas access to 140,500 homes, state news service Télam reported.

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The initial tender is for the supply of pipes, and has a budget of 596mn pesos (US$38mn), according to a resolution published by the energy ministry in the country's official gazette.

A subsequent tender will be launched next week for the supply of compressors, followed by a call for the project's construction.

The expansion project will connect to the GNEA pipeline currently under construction in northeastern Argentina.