Yabog Gas Pipeline

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Yabog Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1] It is also known as the Colpa-Santa Cruz-Yacuiba Gas Pipeline or GCSY.


The pipeline runs from Rio Grande in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, to Campo Duran in Salta Province, Argentina.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: YPFB Transporte, TGN (Transportadora de Gas del Norte SA)[3]
  • Parent Company: YPFB, GasInvest SA, Southern Cone Energy Holding Company Inc, Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos SA[4]
  • Capacity: 2.19 billion cubic meters per year (6 million m3 per day)[3][5]
  • Length: 441 km[3][5]
  • Diameter: 24 inches[3] (600 mm[5])
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1972[5]


A contract concerning the Yabog pipeline between the Government of Bolivia and oil companies YPFB and Gulf Oil was signed in August 1968. Financing for the project was provided by the World Bank and US private firms. Construction began in 1970, and the pipeline began operating in 1972.[5]

Technical features

The diameter of the pipeline is 610 mm (24 in)[3] and the annual capacity is 2.2 billion cubic meters.[5] The Bolivian section is operated by Transredes, a subsidiary of YPFB, and the Argentinian section is operated by Transportadora de Gas del Norte, a subsidiary of Gasinvest S.A.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yabog pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed February 2018
  2. "Interconexiones Gasistas Internacionales en Bolivia (p 22)" (PDF). April 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 South American Gas. Daring to Tap the Bounty (PDF). International Energy Agency. 2003. pp. 59, 112, 136. ISBN 9789264195820. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
  4. "Shareholder's structure". TGN. Retrieved 2022-08-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Mares, David R. (May 2004). "Natural Gas Pipelines in the Southern Cone" (PDF). CESP Program on Energy & Sustainable Development.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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