BG expands Bolivian gas processing plant

BG Group PLC has concluded the expansion and revamping of its natural gas processing plant in La Vertiente, Bolivia.

By an OGJ Online Correspondent

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 4 -- BG Group PLC has concluded the expansion and revamping of its natural gas processing plant in La Vertiente, Bolivia.

The project took 10 months and cost $30 million. It increased the plant's capacity to 4.2 million cu m/day (MMcmd) from 1.6 MMcmd.

BG acquired the La Vertiente plant from Tesoro Bolivia Petroleum Co. in 1999 for $100 million. La Vertiente takes gas from Taiguati, El Escondido, and Los Suris fields.

The gas is transported through Transredes-operated pipelines to the border, and then through the Petroleo Brasiliero SA-operated Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline to the Brazilian delivery points of Comgas, in Sao Paulo.

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