Carrasco-Cochabamba Oil Pipeline

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Carrasco-Cochabamba Oil Pipeline is an operating oil pipeline running from the Carrasco oil field in Bolivia to the Gualberto Villarroel Oil Refinery in Cochabamba, Bolivia.[1]


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

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Project Details

  • Operator: YPFB Transporte SA[2]
  • Parent company: Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) 98.55%, Others 1.44%[3]
  • Capacity: 16,500 bpd[4]
  • Length: 247 km / 153 miles [1]
  • Diameter: 6.8 inches and 10 inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[5]
  • Start Year: 1999[1]
  • Cost: $50 million USD[1]
  • Financing:


Between 1999-2005 the pipeline was not operational due to lack of crude oil, use finally began in June 2005.[1] In late 2015, a truck collided with the pipeline in Shinaota municipality starting a fire and causing infrastructural damage.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "En junio entrará en funcionamiento el oleoducto Carrasco-Cochabamba". Agencia de Noticias Fides. March 30, 2005. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sistemas de Transporte de Hidrocarburos Líquidos - YPFB Transporte". YPFB Transporte (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  3. "¿Quiénes Somos? - YPFB Transporte". YPFB Transporte (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  4. "Lima Tambo - YPFB Transporte". YPFB Transporte (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "YPFB repone operaciones en oleoducto Carrasco-Cochabamba". Reporte Energía (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-26.

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