The Minister of Energy and Mining Eleodoro Mayorga Alba leaded the ceremonial act of signing where the Regional Government of Apurimac granted Transportadora de Gas Natural Comprimido Andino (TGNCA) a land to build the first CNG station that will service Abancay, the regional capital. Andahuaylas and surrounding towns will also benefit.
Initially, the gas will arrive as CNG to meet Apurimac transportation sector, and when the filling station is fully installed gas networks will extend to reach homes. Mayorga said that at first about 350 vehicles are expected to be converted to CNG in Abancay and 1,200 in Andahuaylas.
“This is the beginning of a new era for Apurimac, a mining, touristic and agricultural region that will be one now of the first in the South to have natural gas for its development. It is a breakthrough and a major leap for the region,” said Regional President of Apurimac Efraín Ambía Vivanco.
The national government continues to advance projects to strengthen use of natural gas nationwide, bringing the benefits of the fuel to all Peruvians, especially the most vulnerable. The minister noted that the Public-Private Partnership Contract for the Widespread Use of Natural Gas is currently under execution, signed between the Peruvian government and TGNCA, for the cities of Abancay, Andahuaylas, Huamanga, Huanta, Huancavelica, Huancayo, Jauja, Cusco, Juliaca and Puno.