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The energy and mines ministry's hydrocarbons director Omar Chambergo confirmed in-situ that Petroperú pumped crude at kilometer 213 of the pipeline which constitutes "a serious misconduct and an infringement" of an order issued by energy and mining investment regulator Osingermin to suspend operations following spills earlier this year, a ministry release quoted minister Rosa María Ortiz as saying.
For now, board VP Gina Vega Ponce de León will take over as chair and Carlos Linares Peñaloza as general manager. Velásquez was appointed board president in March 2015.
The country's president-elect, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, takes office on July 28.
Also from Peru, hydrocarbons licensing authority Perupetro issued a call to draft a proposal to implement a project for the national supervision system of remote hydrocarbons measuring.
The project's five loading arms were installed in recent days and pending work includes power, instrument and control components.
Bolivia's state hydrocarbons company YPFB said it will build a new fire-control system at the Gualberto Villarroel refinery in Cochabamba where the NOC also is upgrading the plant's LPG and industrial control systems.