LA PAZ – Bolivia exported more than 20,000 metric tons of liquefied petroleum gas to Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay in the first half of 2014, state-owned energy firm YPFB said Friday.
The LPG exported to those countries came from excess production at YPFB’s Rio Grande natural gas liquids separation plant in eastern Bolivia, the company said in a statement.
Paraguay imported the vast majority of the total – 18,657 metric tons – while Uruguay and Peru received 602.38 metric tons and 869.55 metric tons, respectively, YPFB said.
Between January and June, the plant’s average output of LPG – used for heating and cooking – was 324.67 metric tons per day.
Domestic LPG sales by YPFB during the first half of 2014 averaged 611 metric tons per day, a 17.83 percent increase from the same six-month period of 2013, with the provinces of La Paz and Cochabamba the main consumers of the fuel, the company said.
Average LPG production at YPFB-owned plants between January and June came in at 1,105.90 metric tons per day, up 18.47 percent from the first half of last year.