Minister Eleodoro Mayorga Alba signed an agreement with Contugas SA for the commercial operation of the natural gas distribution system through pipeline network in the Ica Region and described it as a “historic milestone in the national gas industry”. Also signed by the company Enbridge, the initiative involves an investment exceeding US$300 million.
According to the official, it is a major project for the widespread use of gas. He said that they have completed the installation of 300-kilometer steel pipelines of 20, 14 and 6-inch diameter across the region covering Chincha, Pisco, Ica, Nazca and Marcona. “With this infrastructure, we expect to supply natural gas to 42,000 residential customers, 150 commercial users and about 20 CNG stations in the first five years,” said Mayorga Alba.
The minister of Energy and Mining also said that the government continues working with projects to further implement natural gas nationwide, bringing the benefits of this fuel to all Peruvians, “especially the most vulnerable, which is the target of the energy industry.”
Mayorga Alba added that the call for the execution of a project to distribute natural gas through a pipeline network is being prepared for the regions of Apurimac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica, Junin, Cusco, Puno and regions near other sources of gas including Ucayali and Piura.
Source: Ministry of Energy and Mining