Transport strike will force the suspension of natural gas supply in northern Peru

Statement from Peruvian Hydrocarbons Society

This is an automated translation of the original press release issued in Spanish

As a result of the national strike by transporters, the distribution of natural gas to homes and industries has been affected, especially towards the north of the country, due to the blockade of highways that prevents the normal transit of cryogenic tanks that transport the gas. liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Pampa Melchorita in Cañete.

The Peruvian Hydrocarbons Society (SPH) warned that if the restrictions on the free movement of the highway are prolonged, the gradual suspension of the public natural gas service that serves more than 200,000 families, dozens of industries and charging stations will be inevitable. CNG in Lambayeque, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Pacasmayo, Cajamarca, Chimbote and Huaraz.

“We call on the authorities to find a solution to this road blockade whose effects are beginning to be felt with the restrictions on the normal movement of passengers who make interprovincial trips and the transport of basic necessities. Added to this scenario is the potential risk of suspension of natural gas service in the cities of the north of the country, whose economic consequences would be unfortunate,” said Felipe Cantuarias, president of the SPH.

According to information from the Quavii company in charge of the North Concession, in view of this complicated situation, it activated contingency plans to mitigate the possible impacts of the natural gas shortage in its coverage area, but if the blockades were maintained, it would be forced to ration the service to prioritize the care supply to homes that remains available up to now.

It should be remembered that the carrier strike began on November 22 with the blockade of the main national highways. Due to this situation, Quavii has requested the Ministry of Energy and Mines to declare in emergency the supply of natural gas from the distribution system by pipeline network in the North Concession, from that date until the conditions that allow transit are reestablished. from the tanks to the coverage area.

From the SPH we call for dialogue and consensus and abandon intransigent positions that affect the majority.

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