Carrasco-Cochabamba Gas Pipeline

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Carrasco-Cochabamba Gas Pipeline (also known as GCC) is an operating gas pipeline running from Carrasco to Cochabamba within Bolivia.[1]


The pipeline starts in Carrasco and runs to Cochabamba, Bolivia.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: YPFB Transporte[2][3]
  • Parent company: YPFB (97.4%), Other (2.6%)
  • Capacity: 120 MMcfd[4]
  • Length: 250 km / 155 miles[2]
  • Diameter: 16 inches[2]
  • Status: Operating[5]
  • Start Year: 2008[2]
  • Cost: $170 million USD[2]
  • Financing:


Some areas which the pipeline passes through are geologically unstable.[5][6] In January 2016, a landslide provoked by heavy rains damaged the pipeline, causing a gas leak and disruptions to service.[7] In January 2021, YPBF was finalizing repair work on the GCC in the Sillar zone for damage done by another landslide which washed away nearly 70 meters of the pipeline in Villa Tunari.[5] Heavy rains in the same area again ruptured the pipeline and interrupted service in January 2022.[8]

Articles and resources


  1. "Talud daña gasoducto Carrasco-Cochabamba y afecta suministro de gas natural a 5 departamentos". Opinión Bolivia. January 12, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "YPFB, Transredes start construction of GCC gas line". OGJ (Oil & Gas Journal). July 31, 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Ypfb Transporte S.A. Company Profile - Bolivia". EMIS. July 4, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "ANH supervisó trabajos en gasoducto Carrasco-Cochabamba". Reporte Energía (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "YPFB concluyó los trabajos de reparación del gasoducto Carrasco-Cochabamba". Los Tiempos (in español). 2021-01-17. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  6. "YPFB normaliza el suministro de gas natural por el Gasoducto Carrasco-Cochabamba". Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales Bolivianos. Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  7. "YPFB cierra ducto Carrasco-Cochabamba por fuga de gas y descarta afecte provisión al occidente". La Razón. January 12, 2016.
  8. "Intensas lluvias en El Sillar causan fisura al Gasoducto Carrasco - Cochabamba". RedUno. January 27, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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