September 2017, Vol. 244, No. 9

Features

Bolivia’s Sucre-Potosí Pipeline Offers Energy Boost for 2018

In recent years, gas production and consumption in Bolivia has grown steadily at a rate of 10% per annum, an increase generated mainly by two factors: investment in exploration and distribution of natural gas to homes plus an industrialization plan for hydrocarbons that began in 2007. In fact, the supply of natural gas rose from 1.06 Bcf/d in 2005 to 2.2 Bcf/d MMmcd in 2016, 70% of which goes to fulfilling export contracts to Argentina and Brazil. In 2005, there were only 200,000 people with access to domestic gas, compared to about 3.5 million people today. In terms of transportation, 10 years ago the country had just 38,000 natural gas vehicles vs. about 400,000 vehicles now running on c

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