Cruz del Sur pipeline
is a natural gas pipeline linking Buenos Aires
with Colonia del Sacramento
Construction of the pipeline started in March 2001. The pipeline was completed in November 2002 and it was inaugurated by the presidents of Uruguay and Argentina, Jorge Batlle Ibáñez
and Eduardo Duhalde
on 29 November 2002 in Montevideo.
The pipeline is long and it has capacity of 1.8 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.
The offshore section between Punta Lara (Argentina) and Santa Ana (Uruguay) across of the River Plate
, is long. It has a diameter of and a maximum pressure of . The Uruguayan section is long and has a maximum pressure of .
The pipeline is supplied from the gas fields in the Neuquén Basin
It operated by Gasoducto Cruz del Sur S.A. and owned by consortium of BG Group
(40%), Pan American Energy (30%), ANCAP
(20%) and Wintershall
There is a proposal to prolong the pipeline to southern Brazil
. The spur line would start in Colonia, Uruguay, and end in Porto Alegre
, Brazil. would be laid in Uruguay and in Brazil. In Rio Grande do Sul, it would... Read More