Yabog Gas Pipeline

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Yabog Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1] It is also known as the Colpa-Santa Cruz-Yacuiba Gas Pipeline or GCSY.


The pipeline runs from Rio Grande in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, to Campo Duran in Salta Province, Argentina.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transredes, Transportadora de Gas del Norte
  • Parent Company: YPFB, TecGas NV, Compañía General de Combustibles S.A., Total S.A., Petronas
  • Current capacity: 6.2 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 274 miles / 441 km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1972


A contract concerning the Yabog pipeline between the Government of Bolivia and oil companies YPFB and Gulf Oil was signed in August 1968. Financing for the project was provided by the World Bank and US private firms. Construction began in 1970, and the pipeline began operating in 1972.[2]

Technical features

The diameter of the pipeline is 610 mm (24 in) and the annual capacity is 2.19 billion cubic meters.[3] The Bolivian section is operated by Transredes, a subsidiary of YPFB, and the Argentinian section is operated by Transportadora de Gas del Norte, a subsidiary of Gasinvest S.A.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yabog pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed February 2018
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  3. (2003) South American Gas. Daring to Tap the Bounty (PDF), International Energy Agency, 59; 112; 136. ISBN 92-64-19663-3. Retrieved on 2007-05-12. 

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Existing Pipelines in Latin America

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