Fénix Gas Pipeline

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Fénix Gas Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline that would run from the Fénix offshore gas field to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.


The pipeline would start at the Fénix offshore platform and run to the Rio Cullen and Cañadón Alfa onshore treatment facilities in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Total Austral
  • Parent company: Total (37.5%), Wintershall Energía (37.5%), Pan American Energy (25%)[1]
  • Capacity: 4.02 bcm/y (11 million m3 per day)[1]
  • Length: 60 km / 37 miles[1]
  • Diameter:
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year:
  • Associated infrastructure:


The Fénix gas pipeline would be developed by Total, Wintershall Energía and Pan American Energy, the same consortium that has been operating the Vega Pléyade gas pipeline off Patagonia's Atlantic coast since 2016. Both the Fénix and Vega Pléyade projects aim to develop the natural gas and condensate fields of the Cuenca Marina Austral 1 (CMA-1) concession, 20 kilometers east of Bahía San Sebastián in the Argentine Sea off the coast of Tierra del Fuego.[1]

The project would comprise a wellhead platform linked to to Total-operated gas processing facilities at Rio Cullen and Cañadón Alfa on the Argentine mainland by a 60-kilometer, 11-million-cubic-meter-per-day pipeline. From Cañadón Alfa, the gas would be injected into the San Martín Gas Pipeline and transported 3000 km north to customers in Buenos Aires and other high-demand Argentine markets.[1]

As of April 2022, the Total-Wintershall-Pan American Energy consortium expected to make a final investment decision on the Fénix project by the end of 2022.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Fénix acelera los tiempos para sumar más gas de la Cuenca Austral". Mejor Energía. April 26, 2022.

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