Peru: natural gas for vehicles arrives in Cusco, first CNG stations will open
The widespread use of natural gas in the south of the country is one of the main goals of the national government. In this regard, the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) attended the signing of the inter-institutional cooperation agreement between the Regional Government of Cusco and the Camisea consortium, which will bring natural gas to the cities of Cusco and Quillabamba.
The deputy minister of Hydrocarbons Eduardo Guevara Dodds, who was present at the signing of the document, explained that the agreement will allow the implementation of three CNG stations in Cusco and Quillabamba, as well as the start of a program to convert vehicles from diesel to natural gas.
“The entire project will have private financing and should begin to be implemented this year, so we are already advancing towards the government’s guidelines to promote the use of natural gas,” said Guevara Dodds.
The Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Regional Government of Cusco will also sign a cooperation agreement that will boost natural gas sector, since it will include the formation of a Technical Commission composed of specialists from MEM and Gore, which will analyze which are the fastest and most viable options to promote natural gas in the south of the country.