Chile will get natural gas from Argentina in emergency situations

BUENOS AIRES – Argentina will export natural gas to Chile for assistance in emergency situations, according to an Energy Ministry resolution published in the government’s official gazette on Friday.

The resolution authorizes state company Energía Argentina Sociedad Anonima (ENARSA) to supply up to 3.5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, according to Reuters.

“ENARSA shall re-import volumes of natural gas equivalent to those exported through the authorization granted (…) within 30 calendar days from the date of delivery to the buyer,” the resolution says.

The two countries share a 3,300-mile (5,300-kilometer) border running north to south along the rugged terrain of the Andes mountains.

Chile is currently undergoing a broader transmission buildout. In August, its government said it hoped to have a formal proposal to pitch to investors for a line connecting northern Chile with southern Peru by the end of the current administration in March.