Winter of discontent in the Andes?

By The Wildcat 11 May 2017
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Bolivia’s domestic gas demand is growing. (PA) Bolivia’s domestic gas demand is growing. (PA)

Argentina and Bolivia have stuck together out of necessity over the past decade – give or take the odd tiff. Energy-hungry Argentina has relied on Bolivia’s cheap gas, while Bolivia has depended on hydrocarbon export revenues from Argentina and Brazil. However, cracks are developing in the symbiotic relationship.  

A reduction in Bolivian gas exports to Argentina in early May has caused friction. Bolivia exported 15.4 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) to Argentina between 1 and 7 May, according to data from Bolivian state-run YPFB

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