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Summary Information

  • Source: Rio Grande, Bolivia
  • Destination: Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Ownership:
    • Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia-Brasil (TBG)
    • Gás Transboliviano
  • Website:
  • Length: 3,056 kilometres ( miles)
  • Capacity: 30 million cubic metres per day
  • Status: Operating


  • The pipeline has two sections.
    • The first section is a 557 (km) kilometers section of the pipeline in Bolivia from Rio Grande in Bolivia to Corumba in Brazil
    • The second section is the construction of 2,593 km of the pipeline in Brazil extending from Corumba to Porto Alegre including Penapolis compression station
  • The pipeline connects to the Yacuiba To Rio Grande Gas Pipeline Gasyrg in Rio Grande


  • UniversalPegasus: QA/QC construction management team


  • 1997 - Project approved by World Bank
  • 1998 - Project approved by EIB
  • 1999 - First section enters commercial operation
  • 2000 - Second section enters commercial operation
  • 2000 - Total acquired a stake in the company from BHP
  • 2007 - Shell sold a stake in the pipeline to Ashmore
  • 2008 - A major accident and fire temporarily closed the pipeline

Other Information

  • The world bank supported the project with a $130 million loan
  • The EIB supported the project with a $60 million loan


  1. Gas Sector Development Project - Bolivia-Brazil Gas Pipeline, World Bank
  2. Gas TransBoliviano Natural Gas Pipeline - Environmental/Cultural Management Program
  3. Universalpegasus International Pipeline References
  4. EIB loan for Bolivia - Brazil gas pipeline
  5. Accident Involving Gas Pipeline In Santa Catarina State
  6. TotalFinaElf signs agreement to acquire interest in Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline
  7. South America's Largest Gas Infrastructure Project Officially Opened
  8. Shell agrees to sell certain midstream assets to Ashmore Energy International

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