Paraná-Uruguayana Gas Pipeline

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Paraná-Uruguayana Gas Pipeline , known in Argentina as Gasoducto Paraná-Uruguayana and in Brazil as Gasoduto Paraná-Uruguaiana, is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from Paraná, Argentina to Uruguaiana, Brazil.[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transportadora de Gas de Mercosur, Transportadora Sul Brasileira de Gas[3]
  • Parent Company: Techint, Total S.A., Petronas, Compañia General de Combustibles, CMS Energy, Gaspetro, Petroleo Ipiranga, Repsol YPF
  • Current capacity: 5.5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 280 miles / 451 km
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2000[4]


The project was developed by Techint. Construction started in 1999 and was completed within 15 months.[5] The pipeline was inaugurated by presidents of Brazil and Argentina, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Fernando de la Rúa on 18 August 2000 at Paso de los Libres.[4]

Technical description

The pipeline length is 451 km (280 mi), of which 25 km (16 mi) is laid in Brazil. It has diameter of 610 mm (24 in) and it has a capacity of 5.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.[6] The pipeline cost US$250 million.

The pipeline supplies natural gas to the 640-MW Uruguaiana power station in Brazil.[7] Construction of a planned 615 km (382 mi) extension from Uruguaiana to Porto Alegre began in 2002,[6] but only 50 km (31 mi) had been built as of 2004.[8] However, with the development of unconventional natural gas reserves at Vaca Muerta in Argentina's Neuquén province, Argentina and Brazil have recently expressed renewed interest in developing the Uruguaiana to Porto Alegre corridor as part of the proposed Vaca Muerta-Brazil Gas Pipeline.[9][10]


The Argentine section is operated by Transportadora de Gas de Mercosur. This is a joint venture of Techint, Total S.A., Petronas, Compañia General de Combustibles, and CMS Energy. The Brazilian section is operated by Transportadora Sul Brasileira de Gas, a joint venture of Gaspetro (subsidiary of Petrobras), Petroleo Ipiranga, Repsol YPF, and Techint.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. Paraná–Uruguaiana pipeline, Wikipedia, accessed February 2018
  2. "(map) Sistemas de Transporte de Gas Natural de la República Argentina" (PDF). Enargas. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  3. "Parana–Uruguaiana pipeline. Parana-Uruguayana pipeline is a natural gas pipeline from Aldea Brasilera, Parana in Argentina to Uruguaiana in Brazil". Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Se inaugura un gasoducto que llega a Brasil". La Nación. August 15, 2000.
  5. "Brasil consumirá gas natural argentino". La Nación. May 30, 2000.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 South American Gas. Daring to Tap the Bounty (PDF). International Energy Agency/OECD. 2003. pp. 60, 114–115, 156, 159–160. ISBN 92-64-19663-3. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
  7. "BID aprueba US$70 millones para gasoducto entre Argentina y Brasil". IDB (International Development Bank). February 2, 2000.
  8. Gas Market Integration in the Southern Cone, p.94, Inter-American Development Bank, 2004
  9. "Argentina acelera gestiones para un nuevo gasoducto entre Vaca Muerta y Brasil". El Cronista. September 14, 2020.
  10. "Projeto de gasoduto Uruguaiana-Porto Alegre volta a ganhar força". Jornal do Comércio. January 1, 2020.

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