(Energy Analytics Institute, Aaron Simonsky, 22.Aug.2019) — Argentina shipped an average 5.9 million cubic meters per day (MMcm/d) of natural gas to Chile, Brazil and Uruguay during the first half of 2019.
Argentina re-initiated gas exports to Chile in September 2018 under an interruptible modality, after abruptly suspending shipments in 2007, Argentina’s Energy Secretariat announced Aug. 22 in an official statement. Argentina’s export potential has been backed to date by growth in domestic gas production and primarily from the Vaca Muerta formation.
Argentina’s provision 168/2019, published in the South American country’s official bulletin, establishes conditions for authorizing gas exports under a firm (non-interruptible) condition to Chile.
Maximum export volumes under this modality are established at 10 MMcm/d and permits will be granted for the period between 15 Sep. 2019 and 15 May. 2020, the secretariat said.
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