Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline

Local nameBolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline
LocationSidrolândia, Brazil

The Bolivia–Brazil pipeline is the longest natural gas pipeline in South America. The 3,150 kilometres pipeline connects Bolivia's gas sources with the south-east regions of Brazil.The pipeline was built in two stages. The first 1,418 kilometres long stretch, with a diameter varying from 24 to 32 inches, started operation in June 1999. It runs from Rio Grande, near Santa Cruz de la Sierra, to Corumbá in Mato Grosso do Sul, reaches Campinas in the state of São Paulo, and continues to Guararema, where it's connected with the Brazilian network. The second 1,165 kilometres long stretch, with a diameter varying from 16 to 24 inches, which links Campinas to Canoas, near Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, was completed in March 2000.The maximum capacity of the pipeline is 11 billion cubic metres per annum of natural gas. The total cost of the pipeline was US$2.15 billion, of which US$1.72 billion was spent on the Brazilian section and US$435 million on the Bolivian section.

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Coordinates -21°3'42.928" N -54°50'45.344" E

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