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Bolivia unrest casts more doubt on Gasbol tender

The collapse of Evo Morales’ government is likely to further delay the auctioning of transport capacity on the Gasbol pipeline to Brazil The collapse of Evo Morales’ government is likely to further delay the auctioning of transport capacity on the Gasbol pipeline to Brazil.
By Ed O'Brien 21 November 2019 Americas / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34812
An army helicopter flies over Morales supporters on the road to the Senkata fuel plant outside La Paz. (PA)

The key issue: Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned on 10 November following his disputed re-election for a fourth term amid unrest and violent clashes in the country.

Interfax analysis: The collapse of Evo Morales’ government is likely to delay the break-up of monopoly access to the Gasbol pipeline between Bolivia and Brazil.

Petrobras is the only importer that uses the pipeline, but third-party access was expected to be implemented by regulators after the expiry of the company’s largest contract for Bolivian gas...