With the aim of making the most of investments in the gas pipeline network in Northeast Argentina (NEA), the Ministry of Planning, Economy and Infrastructure of Chaco is advancing on strategic investment projects for the connection of natural gas in industrial parks.
“It is a key advance to consolidate and expand the industrial profile of the Chaco. Access to a more efficient energy infrastructure for production processes makes it possible to increase the competitiveness of the central agricultural zone of the province and is a key step for the establishment of new industries,” said Minister Santiago Pérez Pons.
Recently from the Undersecretary of Energy of the Ministry, a team from the Gas Energy Department verified the arrival of pipes for the subsequent start of the installation works of the supply branch to the Sáenz Peña industrial park, a task that will begin soon.
The installation of the branch will make it possible to provide a connection to the YPF and Shell service stations that are located on the roundabout that crosses routes 16 and 95, allowing the modification of the fuel energy matrix.
“For the first time, it will be possible to supply CNG for motor vehicles in the agricultural and logistics transport area that want to adapt their vehicles to the system,” explained the Undersecretary of Energy Rodrigo Feü.
The official added that “the project also impacts complementary tasks in the private sector, such as CNG conversion workshops for vehicles, jobs for registered gas operators, spare parts works, and assembly of new facilities suitable for natural gas.”
It should be noted that this gas development installation plan aims at planning and executing the maximum use of investments in the gas pipeline network in the NEA, with the development of trunk gas pipelines, pressure regulating stations (ERP) and urban distribution networks.
The big bet is to be able to tender and execute works framed in fundamental axes, such as the installation of natural gas in schools, universities, hospitals and health centers, while promoting industrial, commercial and home consumption. “We aim to promote the use of natural gas as a safe, regulated, uninterruptible, economic option. It is also a boost to commercial, gastronomic and tourist activity in the cities,” concluded the undersecretary.
Source: Government of Chaco