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Policy & Regulation

Bolivia counts cost of growing gas competition

The presidential candidates have offered few proposals as to how they might reverse falling domestic gas production or deal with Argentina and Brazil’s declining reliance on Bolivian exports The presidential candidates have offered few proposals as to how they might reverse falling domestic gas production or deal with Argentina and Brazil’s declining reliance on Bolivian exports.
By Ed O'Brien 24 October 2019 Americas / LNG 0 34708
Bolivian presidential candidate Carlos Mesa at a rally in La Paz this week (PA)

The key issue: Bolivian President Evo Morales may not have secured enough votes in the country’s presidential election on Sunday to avoid a runoff in December. Whoever ends up winning the race will need to deal with Bolivia’s troubled hydrocarbons sector.

Interfax analysis: Bolivia will face tough choices once its presidential election is concluded as the victor seeks to address a steep decline in the country’s gas sector. President Evo Morales’ nearly 14 years in power have brought steady economic growth, but Bolivian gas production...