“This is a day of deep significance for Peru, because for the first time the high Andean regions and cities have the opportunity to take advantage of natural gas in a short time, through virtual (non-conventional) fuel transportation”, said Minister as congratulated the company that won the contract. He stressed that this would provide with CNG to many cities’ fleet and also natural gas to small businesses, schools, hospitals and especially to dairy farms located in areas where climate conditions are extremely cold.
Minister Merino recalled that the Ministry he represents had entered into agreements with regional governments for the construction of a gas pipeline network, which will contribute to the widespread use of the fuel. “It’s a big change for the highland regions and it is worth noting,” he added.
He also announced that on July 25, the Agency for Promotion of Private Investment (ProInversión) will award the project that includes the transport of LNG from Pampa Melchorita (on the border between Lima and Ica) to coastal cities. It will demand an investment of USD 300 million and its implementation will require 12 months.
Source: Ministry of Energy and Mining of Peru.