A pipeline extending 3,057 kilometers (1,900 miles) from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Porto Alegre, Brazil, is expected to supply Latin America's burgeoning demand for electricity generated by natural gas. Although planning for the pipeline was begun in the 1950s, it was not a feasible project until the entrepreneurial 1990s. Private funds made it serious as did the electrical energy shortage in south-central Brazil. Two state oil companies and four private sector partners are financing the project. This article explains aspects of the private-sector financing arrangement and describes the transition of energy markets in Bolivia and Brazil.

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    Institutional Investor, Incorporated

    488 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10022
  • Authors:
    • Hinchberger, B
  • Publication Date: 1995-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 48-50
  • Serial:
    • Infrastructure Finance
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Institutional Investor, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1063-0260

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715345
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1996 12:00AM