Peru to Get Another Camisea Gas Pipeline
Monday, April 02, 2012
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said construction will begin soon on a US$3 billion, 675-mi. (1085 km) pipeline from the Camisea gas fields to a planned petrochemical plant on the nation’s southern Pacific coast.
Kuntur Transportadora de Gas will build the Southern Gas Pipeline, which has been stalled for several years. It will extend from the Cuzco Province fields to the cities of Cusco, Juliaca, Arequipa and Ilo Matarani.
Humala, who took office in July, and campaigned on promises to make inexpensive natural gas widely available on the domestic market.
Currently, the 335-mi. (540 km) Camisea pipeline moves gas to Malvinas, where gas liquids are separated. Some gas moves on to a liquefied natural gas export terminal at Pisco. A pipeline also carries gas from Malvinas 444 mi. (714 km) north along the coast to Lima and Callao.
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