December 15, 2010

Gas (nafta)

In the dark of the night two YPF (Argentina's largest energy company) tankers delivered gas to their station in El Calafate and we were able to fill up the bikes. We also got fuel in La Esperanza on the way to Rio Gallegos only to find a shortage here in RG as well. A little research tells us there is a labor dispute and some of the oil production facilities have shut down restricting the flow of crude to the refineries. This all gets curiouser and'd better stay tuned a little longer!

Four hours later: After lunch Ross and I walked down to the YPF station and saw a tanker there. We were soon in a queue for fuel for the second time today; 50 minutes later we were back in our rooms preparing for tomorrow's ride to Cerro Sombrero, Chile.

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