Minister of Energy and Mining Eleodoro Mayorga Alba highlighted this week the progress made in the Peruvian South Gas Pipeline (GSP, as in its Spanish acronym) and the widespread use of natural gas, after participating in the signing of an agreement by which the Regional Government of Cusco, represented by its President Rene Concha, handed over the land to the authorized company to build the first CNG station that will service Cusco.
The official previously met with officials from the Regional Government of Cusco, representatives of local governments and the electricity distribution company Electro Sur Este, to discuss progress on these projects.
Mayorga Alba mentioned that besides the GSP project they are building distribution networks that will transport the gas and reach an estimated of 64,000 households in the city of Cusco, in addition to supply about 5,000 CNG vehicles.
He also said that through this agreement the company is committed to build the first natural gas station and, in that sense, he urged Cusco citizens to be prepared for the arrival of gas in various steps and arrangements, under a comprehensive strategy that the National Government is implementing.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Energy and Mining reported this week that the initiative to expand the use of natural gas is being intensified throughout the interior. “We have contracts already awarded and implemented to bring CNG and LNG to various regions under virtual pipeline mode,” said Juan Ortiz, official of the General Direction of Hydrocarbons.
Source: Ministry of Energy and Mining