Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the Peruvian first and only facility at Pampa Melchorita have been reportedly suspended because of a lack of supply caused by a February 3 pipeline rupture.
The pipeline, which transports fuel from the Camisea gas fields in the Peruvian jungle to the Pacific Coast, burst because of a landslide amid heavy rains in the Cusco region, Reuters reported on Wednesday.
The news agency quoted an unidentified source from the Peru LNG consortium as saying that the consortium was expecting supplies to the plant to resume soon adding that three shipments were expected to leave the facility this month.
Peru LNG is owned by a consortium of Hunt Oil Company (50%), SK Energy (20%), Shell (20%), and Marubeni (10%).
As previously reported by LNG World News, the LNG export facility shipped its first and only cargo for the month of February to Spain.
Peru LNG sent out five cargoes in January, two to Japan and Spain, each, while one shipment went to South Korea.
The LNG export facility shipped 444 vessels in total since it started operations in June 2010.
LNG World News Staff