The businessman reported that the company had acquired 25 natural gas dedicated trailers, with 12L and 380hp. Furthermore, he said: “We are currently reaching a distance of 550 km. with compressed natural gas and, as a result, mobile natural gas system becomes an important player. LNG will be more competitive in the Peruvian market and, taking into account the current natural gas cost, it can reach over 1,000 km.” When concluding his presentation, he recommended creating a major state agency to promote natural gas consumption properly. “In Peru, private players are the most committed to the cause,” he said.
González Cardona mentioned that Gas Natural Fenosa was leading the GARnet project, which is aimed at building seven new LNG stations in special Spain routes and later on he focused on the experiences and the agenda of Gas Natural Fenosa with virtual natural gas for municipalities. “There are 23,000 potential customers who will benefit from natural gas service in 17 municipalities through three branches by 2014,” he informed. La Mesa and Anapoima already have natural gas from April and July 2013, respectively. According to the executive, a new CNG refueling station will open in La Mesa next year.
The last speaker was Osvaldo Del Campo, who talked about his paper “LNG+CNG: the Model of the Future for Natural Gas” and said his company was a pioneer since the company was the one who brought to market the concept of virtual pipeline 17 years ago. “Our technology path is to achieve the same results without sacrificing safety, so we developed CryoCNG technology. The virtual pipeline has its application field defined. When consumption is lower and distances longer, that is when the concept becomes available,” the executive explained.
According to GNC Galileo CEO, the five backbones of virtual pipeline are: modularity, scalability, technology integration, efficiency and versatility. But it also integrates an entire technology package consisting of compressors, gas conditioning, platform to install the modules, transport vehicles, regulating stations, monitoring systems, metering, etc. “The exploitation of existing natural gas sources in the world today, conventional or not, such as shale gas, will enable the widespread use of this alternative method which meets natural gas distribution demand,” Del Campo summarized.
Photo 2: Mario García Falla
Photo 3: Walter Cornejo
Photo 4: Jorge González Cardona
Photo 5: Osvaldo Del Campo