Yabog pipeline

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Yabog pipeline
Country Bolivia, Argentina
From Río Grande in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
To Campo Duran in Salta Province, Argentina
General information
Type natural gas
Partners YPFB, TecGas NV, Compañía General de Combustibles S.A., Total S.A., Petronas
Operator Transredes, Transportadora de Gas del Norte
Commissioned 1972
Technical information
Length 441 km (274 mi)
Maximum discharge 6.2 billion cubic meter per year

The Yabog (Yacimientos-Bolivian Gulf) pipeline is a natural gas pipeline. It is 441 kilometres (274 mi) long and connects Río Grande in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with Campo Duran in Salta Province, Argentina. The pipeline was commissioned in 1972.[1]


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.[2]

Technical features[edit]

The diameter of the pipeline is 24 inches (610 mm) and the annual capacity is 2.19 billion cubic meters.[1] 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b South American Gas. Daring to Tap the Bounty (PDF). IEA/OECD. 2003. pp. 59; 112; 136. ISBN 92-64-19663-3. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ David R. Mares (May 2004). "Natural Gas Pipelines in The Southern Cone" (PDF). CESP. Retrieved 2007-05-12.