Neuba I Pipeline

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Neuba I Pipeline is a gas pipeline in Argentina.[1]


The pipeline runs from Sierra Barrosa in the Neuquén Basin, Argentina to Buenos Aires, Argentina, passing through compressor stations at Chelforo (Río Negro province), Gaviotas (La Pampa province), Bahía Blanca, Indio Rico, and Olavarría (Buenos Aires province).

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Project Details

  • Owner: Companía de Inversiones de Energía S.A. (55.3%), D.E. Shaw (15.2%), NYSE & Argentinian Stock Exchange (29.5%)
  • Current capacity: 1,401.95 million cubic feet per day (14.5 billion cubic meters per year)
  • Length: 1,971 km / 1,224 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1970


The Neuba I Pipeline is one of three pipelines, along with the Neuba II Pipeline and the San Martin Pipeline, that comprise the Transportadora de Gas del Sur (Gas Transporter of the South) system in Argentina. Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS) was established on December 28, 1992 after the privatization of the Argentinian energy sector, it was part of Gas del Estado, a government regulated company divided later into Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS) and Transportadora de Gas del Norte (TGN).[1]

The Neuba I Pipeline runs from Sierra Barrosa to Bahía Blanca. Originally built in 1970, it was expanded in 1996. One of Argentina's main supply lines, the pipeline transports gas from the central Neuquén basin across Rio Negro, La Pampa and Buenos Aires provinces, ending in the General Cherri Complex. The gas is later transported to the Greater Buenos Aires area. It measures 1,971 km (1,224 miles) with a pipeline diameter of 24 and 30 inches, 8 compressor stations, a maximum power of 60 kg/cm2, and a maximum potence of 68,310 hp.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Transportadora de Gas del Sur" Wikipedia, accessed August 2018

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