Añelo Population Growth Part Of Region’s Shale Boom

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 20.Oct.2018) — Añelo’s population is expected to reach 25,000 by 2023 compared to nearly 8,000 today and just 2,000 in 2011, reported the media outlet Río Negro.

“80% of the city has basic services such as water, electricity, gas and sewage,” reported the daily, citing Deliberative Council President Milton Morales.

In October 2018, the city will inaugurate its first level 3 hospital with assistance from the YPF Foundation and Chevron’s Baylor Foundation.

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Argentina To Reduce Bolivian Gas Imports To Minimum

(Energy Analytics Institute, Jared Yamin, 20.Oct.2018) — Argentina will likely reduce its demand for Bolivian natural gas imports to a minimum, says an oil analyst.

Argentina, which continues to boost production of its unconventional shale gas resources located in the Vaca Muerta formation in the Neuquen region, will likely reduce its demand for natural gas imports from Bolivia to a minimum 23.5 million cubic meters per day (MMcm/d), reported the daily newspaper El Diario, citing Jubilee Foundation Oil Analyst Raul Velásquez.

The analyst made the comments after declarations from Argentina’s Energy Secretary Javier Iguacel that revealed that in two years the country would no longer need to import gas from Bolivia.

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Camisea Consortium Resumes Operations at Malvinas Gas Plant

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 20.Oct.2018) — The Camisea Consortium confirmed conditions at the Malvinas Gas Plant “are normal and present no risk to the safety of people, operations or the environment,” reported the daily newspaper El Comercio.

Today, starting at 5 p.m., normalization of plant operations will begin, with expectation of reaching total production capacity of natural gas and natural gas liquids to supply the domestic market and exports by 8 am on October 20, the consortium announced after completion of preventive evaluation of the site.

On October 16, at noon, during a routine inspection, a “potential atypical condition” was detected at one of the facilities at the processing plant, reported the daily.

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