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Peru: MINEM ratifies the promotion of the natural gas massification project in the central and southern regions

Bnamericas Published: Friday, December 02, 2022

This Minem release was published using machine translation.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) ratified the political will of the present administration to promote and make viable the Special Project for Natural Gas Networks in more Regions of Peru, and for this purpose presented the progress achieved for the upcoming start-up of the massification of said energy resource in the Ucayali region.

MINEM officials participated in the National Forum "Massification of Natural Gas and changes in the energy matrix of the Ucayali region", held in Pucallpa, where they presented the mechanisms through which the region is sought to access affordable, clean and safe for home, vehicle, commercial and industrial use.

In the talk, it was explained that the natural gas supply to Pucallpa would be carried out from lot 31-C, operated by Aguaytía Energy, using the already existing gas pipelines to connect them to a City Gate, from which the resource would be distributed in distribution networks. steel and polyethylene, with the initial goal of reaching 18,000 families served.

Likewise, a map of the city of Pucallpa was presented with the preliminary route that the natural gas distribution networks would follow to reach the urban area, and it was indicated that there are frequent meetings with FONAFE officials and the electricity distribution company Electro Ucayali to evaluate project operation mechanisms.

The MINEM representatives explained that natural gas has a regulated price and is not subject to the volatility of other liquid fuels such as diesel, gasoline, LPG, among others, and that, through FISE, MINEM has managed to connect more than 1 million homes, businesses and social support institutions in 10 regions of the country.

The regional governor of Ucayali, Ángel Gutiérrez Rodríguez, officials from the companies Electro Ucayali and Aguaytía Energy, from the Regional Directorate of Energy and Mines (DREM) of Ucayali, representatives of the academic world, professional associations and natural gas specialists participated in this discussion. or energy issues.

The Special Project for Natural Gas Networks in Regions is an initiative that seeks to bring this resource to central and southern regions of Peru such as Ayacucho, Junín, Huancavelica, Cusco, Puno, Apurímac and Ucayali.

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