Santa Cruz Sur Gas Pipeline

From Global Energy Monitor


This article is part of the Global Fossil Infrastructure Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.

Santa Cruz Sur Gas Pipeline, known locally as Gasoducto Santa Cruz Sur, is an operating gas pipeline in Santa Cruz province, Argentina.


Phase 1 of the pipeline runs south from the Campo Boleadoras gas field to Esperanza, then northwest to El Calafate, Santa Cruz province. Phase 2 of the pipeline goes southwest from Esperanza to several communities near the Chilean border, including Río Turbio, 28 de Noviembre, Julia Dofour, and Rospentek.[1][2]

Loading map...

Project Details

  • Owner: Provincia de Santa Cruz 80%, private investors 20%[2]
  • Parent company:
  • Capacity: 25 MMcf/d[2]
  • Length:
    • Phase 1: 181 km / 112.5 miles[2]
    • Phase 2: 178.4 km / 111 miles[2]
  • Diameter:
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year:
    • Phase 1: 2006[2]
    • Phase 2: 2009[3]
  • Financing:


The Gasoducto Santa Cruz Sur brings natural gas from the gas fields at Campo Boleadoras to western Santa Cruz province. Phase 1 of the project, which runs 181 kilometers from Campo Boleadoras to El Calafate, was announced in March 2004[4] and completed in 2006. The pipeline has a capacity of 710,000 cubic meters per day (25 MMcf/d) of natural gas.[2] Phase 2 of the project, announced in January 2005, extended the pipeline 178.4 kilometers southwest to several communities in western Santa Cruz province near the Chilean border.[4] Work on phase 2 began in September 2006[2] and was completed in 2009.[3]

A third phase of the project in northern Santa Cruz province, Gasoducto Santa Cruz Norte, was announced at the same time as Phase 2. This northern section of the project has suffered multiple delays but is still under consideration for future development as of 2020.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. "Sistemas de Transporte de Gas Natural de la República Argentina" (PDF). Enargas. July 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "El Calafate tendrá gas natural". La Capital. August 20, 2006.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "El gasoducto para Perito y Los Antiguos sigue esperando". La Opinión Austral. January 2, 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Proyecto de Resolución: Sistema de Expansión de Gasoductos en la Provincia de Santa Cruz" (PDF). Diputados Argentina. 2020.

Related articles

External resources

External articles