Gasoducto Norte Gas Pipeline
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Gasoducto Norte is an operating natural gas pipeline running from northern Argentina to the Buenos Aires metropolitan area.
The Gasoducto Norte pipeline runs from Campo Durán (Salto province) to Buenos Aires, Argentina, passing through the San Jerónimo compressor station in Santa Fe province, where it connects with TGN's Gasoducto Centro Oeste.
Other compressor stations along the pipeline's route are at Pichanal, Miraflores, Lumbreras, La Candelaria, Tucumán, Lavalle, Recreo, Deán Funes, Ferreira, Tío Pujio and Leones.
- Operator: Transportadora de Gas del Norte S.A. (TGN)
- Current capacity: 28 million cubic meters per day / 989 million cubic feet per day
- Length: 2,827 miles / 4,550 kilometers
- Status: Operating
- Start Year: 1960
The Gasoducto del Norte, which began operating in 1960, transports natural gas from the gas fields of northern Argentina to the Pampas region surrounding Buenos Aires. Along its route the pipeline supplies fuel to customers in eight Argentine provinces (Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Catamarca, Córdoba, Santa Fé, and Buenos Aires). Together with the Gasoducto Centro Oeste, it forms part of the TGN Pipeline Network.
The original pipeline was 1744 km (1084 miles) in length; the system has since expanded to 4550 km (2827 miles), counting all the sections of pipeline that supply greater Buenos Aires. Most of the pipeline (90%) is 24 inches in diameter, with a total capacity of 28 million cubic meters per day (10.2 billion cubic meters per year). Along the pipeline's route are 12 compression stations, one of which is shared with the Gasoducto Centro Oeste (Central West Gas Pipeline).
The pipeline is operated by Transportadora de Gas del Norte S.A.
Articles and resources
- "TGN System". TGN. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
- "Evolución Histórica de los Sistemas de Gas Natural de la República Argentina (map)", Enargas (Ente Nacional Regulador del Gas), 2016