Gabriel Katopodis assured that the Néstor Kirchner pipeline will be a turning point for Argentina

Gabriel Katopodis assured that the Néstor Kirchner pipeline will be a turning point for Argentina

“On June 20, when the Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline is inaugurated, Argentina will change the speed of its march and its pace. It is the turning pointthe day we begin to go through another stage of our Nation,” said the minister, in the opening speech of the Regional Infrastructure Seminar “What Argentina do we want to be?”, which takes place between today and tomorrow at the Kirchner Cultural Center in Buenos Aires (CCK).

In this sense, the minister pointed out that the axes of a comprehensive infrastructure project will be those that define “if we go to an extractivist model, if we consider that Argentina generates more commodities to market them in different parts of the world; or if we think of a Argentina with industrial development and a strong and diversified fabric”.

“Until 10 years ago we imported and 100 ships a year arrived in Argentina to supply us with energy. Now we are in a position to In two or three years we can export to the world and earn between US$15,000 and US$20,000 million”he stressed.

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The Minister of Public Works, Gabriel Katopodis, spoke at the Regional Infrastructure Seminar “What Argentina do we want to be?”.

Energy window of opportunity

The reincorporation of the energy sector -which does not depend on climatic factors, such as agriculture-, as the protagonist of the income of dollars through the trade balance, is one of the factors that allow us to project greater stability in the macroeconomic dynamics of Argentina in the next years.

“The Argentina has a window of opportunitya lot of conviction and the possibility of having 15 better years going forward than the last 15. The question is how do we ensure that this opportunity is not the loot of four alive but rather a development lever for an inclusive, fairer, safer and more secure Argentina environmentally sustainable,” he concluded.

The Secretary of Energy, Flavia Royonstressed that the energy transition gives Argentina an opportunity, “not only because of the potentiality of gas, renewable energy, solar, wind, hydroelectric, hydrogen, but also because of the critical minerals that the country has.”

In this context, he said that gas is “the transition fuel for our country” because “it has much less emissions than coal” and highlighted “the decision to build the Néstor Kirchner gas pipeline.”

“This gas pipeline will first allow Dead cow can make a productive leap, can give productivity levels at the level of the best players in the world and we can produce gas at 6 times less value than what it costs to import gas,” he added.


Savings of US$6.2 billion between 2023 and 2024

According to data from the Ministry of Energy, The pipeline will allow savings of around US$2 billion in 2023 and almost US$4.2 billion in 2024.

Government will tender in the coming weeks the reversal of the northern gas pipelinewhich will allow the gas from Vaca Muerta to reach the north of the country, and in August the second stage of the gas pipeline, with which there will be self-supply, the official said.

“This network of gas pipelines will allow us to no longer import from Bolivia, not need to import LNG and replace this with Argentine production,” added the secretary. Among the provincial leaders present at the meeting were that of Santa De, Omar Perotti; San Juan, Sergio Unac; and La Pampa, Sergio Ziliotto.

Source: Ambito

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