Argentina Oil & Gas Midstream Market - Projects, Growth, Trends and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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The development of the hydrocarbons industry in Argentina, mirrors the country’s political and economic volatility throughout its history. The oil & gas industries are not immune to the traditional swings of the political-economic pendulum, in Argentina, viz. periods of investor-friendly policies followed by phases of government controls and market and price restrictions. In the context of rising global prices and uncertainty about the change in the US administration, Argentina is undergoing a complex transition and restructuring process, involving some major variables in the sector, to reverse the energy deficit.

As far as Argentina’s midstream sector is concerned, the country has a well-developed road, rail, and water transport infrastructure; the most extensive one in South America. Similarly, Argentina has one of the most extensive oil & gas distribution networks in Latin America, in distribution. The country’s pipeline network comprises of 6,248 km of oil pipelines, 3,631 km of refined product pipelines, and 29,930 km of gas pipelines (the predominant gas pipelines include – Neuba I, Neuba II, and San Martin), which connect producing provinces in the Neuquén, San Jorge, and Austral basins, with Buenos Aires and other demand centers.

Argentina has five major gas pipelines Yabog, Centro Oeste pipeline, GasAndes Pipeline, Neuba 1 and 2, and Paraná-Uruguayana pipeline, and one oil pipeline Trans Andean Oil Pipeline. The Trans Andean Oil Pipeline was completed in 1992, and it traverses through the rugged Southern Andes. The 16-inch pipeline transports 107,000 barrels of oil per day from the Neuquen basin, Argentina’s largest oil field, to Chile’s port of Concepcion, where it is refined or exported.

Requirement for Pipeline Expansion – Creating Opportunities for Midstream Companies

Argentina’s natural gas consumption was 49.6 billion cubic meters in 2016. This records an increase of 1.4 billion cubic meters from the previous 48.2 billion cubic meters in 2015. However, well infrastructure, transportation, and logistics are three issues that pose distinct challenges in Argentina, but they also present several opportunities. Argentina built the first gas pipeline in Latin America in the 1940s, connecting Comodoro Rivadavia to Buenos Aires. While a network of pipelines now crisscrosses the country, such as the pipelines connecting Compañia Mega’s gas separation plant in Neuquén, with its fraction facilities in Bahia Blanca. The existing capacity needs to be supplemented in order to facilitate growth in oil & gas demand. Moreover, considering more than 50% of Argentina’s energy matrix relies on natural gas, the country’s pipelines have predominantly been used for supplying the domestic market. Hence, with increasing population and rising consumption of energy, Argentina has a serious requirement for pipeline expansion.


Key Developments in the Market

  • December 2017: YPF SA and Transportadora de Gas Mercosur SA entered into a settlement agreement, involving the payment of the total amount of USD 114 million by YPF SA, to end a conflict that began in 2009, when the company suspended the shipment of natural gas.
  • October 2017: Gas transporter TGS, controlled by Pampa Energía, proposed an USD 800 million pipeline and gas treatment plant in Argentina’s Vaca Muerta shale fields.

Major Players: Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF) Compañía General de Combustibles SA (CGC), Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (TGS), Transportadora de Gas del Norte SA (TGN), Oleoductos del Valle SA, among others.

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1. Executive Summary

2. Research Methodology

3. Argentina Oil and Gas Midstream Market Overview

                3.1 Introduction

                3.2 Recent Trends and Developments

                3.3 Government Policies and Regulations

                3.4 Investment Opportunities

4. Market Dynamics

                4.1 Drivers

                4.2 Restraints

                4.3 Opportunities

5. Porter’s Five Force Analysis        

                5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

                5.3 Threat of New Entrants

                5.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6. PESTLE Analysis

7. Argentina Oil & Gas Scenario

                7.1 Oil & Gas Reserves in Argentina

                7.2 Argentina's Crude Production (2000 - 2023)

                7.3 Argentina's Crude Consumption (2000 - 2023)

                7.4 Argentina's Contribution to Regional and World Oil & Gas Production (2017)

8.  Argentina Midstream Oil & Gas Scenario

                8.1 Transportation

                                8.1.1 Overview

                                       Existing Infrastructure

                                       Projects in Pipeline

                                       Upcoming Projects

                                8.1.2 List of Key Players



                8.2 Storage

                                8.2.1  Overview

                                       Existing Infrastructure

                                       Projects in Pipeline

                                       Upcoming Projects

                                8.2.2 List of Key Players



9. Key Company Analysis* (Overview, Business Segmentation, Financial Analysis**, Recent Development and Analyst View)

                9.1 Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF)

                9.2 Compañía General de Combustibles SA (CGC)

                9.3 Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (TGS)

                9.4 Transportadora de Gas del Norte SA (TGN)

                9.5 Oleoductos del Valle SA

10. Competitive Landscape

                10.1 Mergers and Acquisitions

                10.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

                10.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

11. Appendix

                11.1 Contact Us

                11.2 Disclaimer

(*List of companies is not exhaustive. Please let us know if you are interested in any company profile)

(**Subject to availability on public domain)

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