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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 5 February 2019

In brief: Bolivia

* Bolivia’s state-run oil company, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB), has announced that it will invest over US$400m in the construction of a storage plant and the laying of a pipeline connecting Bolivia with the Peruvian city of Ilo (Moquegua region). YPFB’s president Óscar Barriga explained that the investment will allow Bolivia to gain access to the coast, and that the YPFB will engage in international public tenders with Peru, in order to supply the Peruvian domestic, industrial, and commercial markets with natural gas.