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Policy & Regulation

Argentine output boom to boost Chile gas exports

Argentina’s government expects a gradual increase of exports to Chile from September as a result of booming output from the Vaca Muerta shale play Argentina’s government expects a gradual increase of exports to Chile from September as a result of booming output from the Vaca Muerta shale play.
By Elena Mataro 29 August 2019 Americas / Supply & Demand 0 34529
Gas pipeline infrastructure in Argentina. (TGN)

The key issue: On 21 August, the Argentine government authorised non-interruptible gas exports to Chile for the first time, permitting 10 million cubic metres per day to be sent over the border between September 2019 and May 2020.

Interfax analysis: The Argentine government’s recent approval of non-interruptible gas exports to Chile will further increase both the volume and reliability of Argentina’s gas supplies to its western neighbour and should be seen in the context of booming production from the Vaca Muerta shale play. 

Although Chile’s market is