Sonatrach has requested preliminary information about the pipeline’s characteristics and required investment, government paper El Peruano quoted Gutierrez as saying.
Gas demand in the south of Peru reaches 210Mf3/d (5.95Mm3/d), the report said.
One option is the construction of a US$800mn, 170km pipeline from Pluspetrol’s plant in Pisco in Ica department to Ilo in Moquegua department.
The other option entails a 900km pipeline from Camisea’s block 88 that would run through Cuzco and Puno regions to Moquegua at a cost of more than US$1bn.
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