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Chile to provide gas to Argentina in winter months

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Chile will be selling energy-short Argentina 5.5 million cubic feet of natural gas a day starting in May.

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Chile will provided 200 MW of electricity through the interconnection system between both countries. Chile also committed to invest 200 million dollars in the Incremental Project of the Magallanes Area to boost hydrocarbon production.

The agreement was sealed under the agreements signed between Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren and his Chilean counterpart Máximo Pacheco.

This way, Chile’s gas exports to Argentina will be accounting for 20% of the country’s gas imports, Pacheco said in statements quoted by La Tercera newspaper in Chile.

Gas exports that Chile receives from the Southeast Asia in the GNL terminals of Mejillones and Quintero will be providing energy to the industrial and residential sectors in Buenos Aires, delivering gas through the NorAndino and GasAndes pipelines.

The second agreement sets the export of electricity from Chile through the power line that goes from Mejillones in Chile to the province of Salta in Argentina.

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