NEOgás will carry CNG by trucks from Lurín to the stations installed in districts where there is no natural gas network connection. The districts benefited with this service are Callao, La Victoria, San Juan de Lurigancho, Villa El Salvador y Puente Piedra.
The Brazilian-based company will invest more than USD 4 million in the project. José Armas Solf, general manager of this company in Peru, emphasized the importance of the agreement, since it will reach the outlying areas of the capital with no access to CNG. “We hope that this first station at Puente Piedra allow us to serve users that have to go to the district of Independence to obtain natural gas,” he added.
Besides, general manager of PGN Edgardo Escobar also appreciated the importance of improving accessibility to the natural gas for vehicles and added: “In Peru we have a highly coveted resource, and we have it in quantities. The natural gas is much better for the environment protection than other fuels, which are more expensive and more pollutant.”
It is estimated that all these CNG stations supplied by mobile gas pipeline system will be operational by April 2011.