Peru's Hydrocarbons Liquids Output Up 2.79% January-September

Peru's total production of hydrocarbons liquids from January-September this year was 31.6Mb, or 115,651b/d, up 2.79% from the year-ago period, the energy and mines ministry said in a statement.

The Camisea consortium's block 88, operated by Argentine oil company Pluspetrol, produced the most hydrocarbons liquids from January-September with an average 34,308b/d, followed by block 1-AB with 28,348b/d, which is also operated Pluspetrol.

Average natural gas production in the nine-month period was 164Mf3/d for a total 44.7Bf3, up 15.9% from the year-ago period. Block 88 produced the most natural gas from January-September with 96.4Mf3/d, followed by Aguaytia's block 31-C with 35.5Mf3/d.

The state earned 1.87bn soles (US$574mn) from hydrocarbons extraction in the period through royalties paid to state oil company Petroperu.

Pluspetrol contributed 1.23bn soles, far more than any other company operating in the country.

The local subsidiary of Argentina's Petrobras Energia added 209mn soles, local company Petrotech Peruana 129mn soles and local firm Aguaytia Energy 91.4mn soles.

Eight smaller hydrocarbons producers in the country also contributed to state coffers.

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