It also highlights that the gas line has a length of 408 kilometers and runs 100 kilometers through the coastal plain desert and 308 of the mountain range. About 200 kilometers of pipeline are installed at over 4,000 meters above sea level.
The gas pipeline, which is operated by Peru LNG, required an investment of 3,800 million dollars and was built by Techint SAC. It crosses the Peruvian Andes to reach Pampa Melchorita, at the south of Lima, where a liquefaction plant (the first one in Latin America) has been operating from June 2010.
This initiative shows Peruvian government commitment to natural gas use, including its application in transport. The country has already achieved the CNG conversion number 100,000 and it is expected to add 35,000 NGVs to local automotive fleet during this year.