LatAmNRG Bolivia Briefs: Fuel Shortage Contingencies, Morales Vows Return

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 18.Nov.2019) — Heard on the street and LatAmNRG briefs related to Bolivia preparing emergency plan to import fuels, Evo Morales vows his return to Bolivia from Mexico, and repais to the Carrasco-Cochabamba pipeline estimated to cost $200 million.

Bolivia Prepares Emergency Plan To Import Fuels

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 18.Nov.2019) — Bolivia’s government plans to implement an emergency plan to provide fuel to La Paz, which is experiencing shortages due to the blockage of access roads to the Senkata plant located in El Alto.

The plan involves importing gasoline and diesel from neighboring Peru and Chile, reported online media La Razón, citing comments from Bolivia’s Hydrocarbon Minister Víctor Hugo Zamora.

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Evo Morales Vows His Return To Bolivia

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 18.Nov.2019) — Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales, who sought political asylum in Mexico last week, vowed he would “return at any time” to Bolivia, during an interview with BBC Mundo.

The former leader also said the transitional government lead by Jeanine Áñez will have to resist social movements related to his party, the Movement to Socialism (MAS by its Spanish acronym), which continues to denounce the U.S. government’s involvement in the leader’s ouster, while defending his election victory, among other issues, reported online media La Razón.

“As long as the National Assembly does not approve my resignation, I am still president. I am waiting for the assembly to decide to reject or approve my resignation,” Morales said.

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Carrasco-Cochabamba Pipeline Repairs To Cost $200mn

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 18.Nov.2019) — Damages along the Carrasco-Cochabamba gas pipeline, which transports natural gas to markets in Cochabamba, La Paz and Oruro, are estimated at $200 million, announced Bolivia’s Minister of Economy and Public Finance José Luis Parada.

On 13 Nov. 2019, an incident between Villa Tunari and Cristal Mayu affected nearly 200 meters of the gas pipeline’s infrastructure and affected mainly the industrial sector, reported online media El Diario.

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