Cold Snap (More)

This has not been the first, and probably will not be the last, time where we have looked at the weather predicted and packed accordingly but underestimated how wrong the prediction would be. Argentina has experienced a record cold wave and we changed our plans, canceling our trip to Neuquén.

Argentina has under invested in their gas production and pipeline system with resultant shortages in various regions. To meet domestic demand, they have cut exports to Chile. The electrical system is running at max capacity with large amounts being imported from Brazil and Uruguay.

However, life here goes on.

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