Gasoducto Cruz del Sur
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Gasoducto Cruz del Sur is a gas pipeline running from Argentina to Uruguay.
The pipeline runs from Punta Lara in Argentina to Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo, Uruguay.
- Owner: BG Netherlands (40%), Pan American Energy (30%), ANCAP (20%), Wintershall (10%)
- Current capacity: 1.8 bcm/year
- Length: 215 km / 134 miles
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 2002
Construction of the pipeline started in March 2001. It was completed in November 2002 and inaugurated by the presidents of Uruguay and Argentina, Jorge Batlle Ibáñez and Eduardo Duhalde on 29 November 2002 in Montevideo. The pipeline is 215-kilometer (134 mi) long and has a capacity of 1.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. It cost US$150 million. The offshore section between Punta Lara (Argentina) and Santa Ana (Uruguay) across from the River Plate, is 57-kilometre (35 mi) long. It has a diameter of 24 inches (610 mm) and a maximum pressure of 95 bars (9,500 kPa). The Uruguayan section is 145-kilometre (90 mi) long and has a maximum pressure of 80 bars (8,000 kPa). The pipeline is supplied from gas fields in the Neuquén Basin. There is a proposal to extend the pipeline to southern Brazil. The spur line would start in Colonia, Uruguay, and end in Porto Alegre, Brazil. 415 kilometres (258 mi) would be laid in Uruguay and 505 kilometers (314 mi) in Brazil. In Rio Grande do Sul, it would link with the Gasbol gas pipeline.