Ecuador, Peru advance energy cooperation

Friday, August 1, 2014

Ecuador's non-renewable natural resources ministry and Peru's energy and mines ministry agreed to carry out joint natural gas development studies.

The work will target Ecuador block 86 and Peru block 192 along the border, and Ecuador blocks 72, 73, 76, 77 and 78 related to Peru block 64.

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An independent consultant will be hired to identify and quantify reserves, and possible technical and economic development, Ecuador's ministry said in a statement.

Study specifics include technological options, logistical aspects, heavy crude transport and investment estimates. Analysis also will look at the supply of Peruvian natural gas, such as that from block Z-1, to Ecuador for power generation and industrial use.

Authorities also highlighted the potential for a permanent power interconnection between the countries.

Further talks will take place at a binational presidential meeting scheduled for October.

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