Colombia's Promigas and TGI to Inaugurate Pipeline Interconnection Project

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Colombia's Promigas and TGI to Inaugurate Pipeline Interconnection Project

Mon, 03/13/2023 - 11:46
Colombia on a 3D rendered map (© Shutterstock/HACK_CG)
Colombia on a 3D rendered map (© Shutterstock/HACK_CG)

Colombian energy companies, Promigas and TGI, announced on Thursday that they would strengthen gas supply to the country's northern region by inaugurating a pipeline interconnection project later this month, BNamericas reported on Friday, March 10, 2023.

According to Promigas CEO, Juan Manuel Rojas, the Barrancabermeja-Ballena bidirectional pipeline links existing transport systems on the Caribbean coast and central Colombia, providing greater reliability to the gas system in Colombia.

The new infrastructure will transport 7Mf3/d (million cubic feet a day) of gas from the Cusiana field in Casanare department to Ballena on La Guajira's coast, and then to the Cartagena refinery, where it will be used as a raw material for the production of fuels and petrochemicals.

TGI chief executive Mónica Contreras added that the project represents the commitment of both companies to ensure the best use of clean energy and promote the decarbonization of industries and other segments of demand.

The new pipeline is part of Colombia's natural gas supply plan, which includes bidirectional projects currently under development that will increase transport capacity by 100Mf3/d from Colombia's interior to the Caribbean coast and 170Mf3/d in the opposite direction. The companies said the new pipeline would begin operating in the second half of March.

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