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Argentina struggling with Vaca Muerta pipeline

Government money for the $1.5 billion connection will be fundamental if the much-needed project is to go forward Government money for the $1.5 billion connection will be fundamental if the much-needed project is to go forward.
By Elena Mataro 4 days ago Americas / Exploration & Production 0 34220
Drilling in the Vaca Muerta shale play. (YPF)

The key issue: Argentina will launch a tender next month to find a company to build a new pipeline to carry gas out of the Vaca Muerta shale play. The connection will be key to plans to pump out the play’s rising gas output as the current network is running at capacity.

Interfax analysis: Plans for a new pipeline to transport gas from Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale play north to Buenos Aires province will need state funding to progress. Fortunately, Buenos Aires is aware of...