Winter of discontent in the Andes?11 May 2017
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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