Yapacani-Colpa Gas Pipeline

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The Yapacaní-Colpa Gas Pipeline (also known by its Spanish initials GYC) is an operating gas pipeline running within Bolivia.[1]


The pipeline starts at the Yapacaní gas processing center near Puesto Choré, Bolivia and runs to the Colpa gas plant near Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: YPFB Transporte S.A[2]
  • Owner: YPFB Transporte SA[3]
  • Parent company: Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB)[2]
  • Capacity: 188 MMcf/d[4]
  • Length: 120 km[5]
  • Diameter: 16 inches[5]
  • Status: Operating[6]
  • Start Year: 1994[5]


In July 2015, the GYC suffered damage due to extraordinary increases in the water levels of the Yapacaní River as the pipeline was buried underneath a section of the riverbed.[7] In March 2017, a new piece of overhead pipeline was installed to go over the Yapacaní River during an inspection by the ANH.[8]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mapa Interactivo - YPFB Transporte". YPFB Transporte (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "¿Quiénes Somos? - YPFB Transporte". YPFB Transporte (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  3. "Ypfb Transporte S.A. Company Profile - Bolivia". EMIS. July 4, 2022.
  4. "Información operativa del sistema de transporte de gas natural por ductos" (PDF). YPFB. March 18, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "El gasoducto Carrasco-Colpa". Noticias Fides. November 30, 1994.
  6. "Capacidad Gasoductos" (PDF). ANH.
  7. "YPFB Transporte ejecuta reparación del GYC". Reporte Energía (in español). Retrieved 2021-05-27.
  8. "ANH | Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos". www.anh.gob.bo. Retrieved 2021-05-27.

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