• Short Summary

    In the rush to exploit Bolivia's resources, natural gas has been playing a role almost as important as oil.

  • Description

    In the rush to exploit Bolivia's resources, natural gas has been playing a role almost as important as oil. Neighbouring Argentina and Brazil have been competing with each other to buy all the gas supplies Bolivia can export.

    Since 1972, a pipeline has been pumping Bolivian gas to Argentina at the rate of 150 million cubic feet a day. Work has been planned this year for an even more expensive pipeline to pump 240 million cubic feet a day to the Brazilian industrial capital, sao Paulo.

    One of the largest gas fields found so far is at Colpa, 25 miles (40 kms) northeast of Santa Cruz. but new gas fields are being discovered all the time -- five major ones in the last two years. And the Bolivian state oil company is aiming to spend a further 32 million dollars on exploration during the current two years.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6KQ6SU6GV6FI432WPREWRB8JQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KQ6SU6GV6FI432WPREWRB8JQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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