LNG

Bad weather compounds Peru’s production problems

Poor weather conditions reduced the Pampa Melchorita LNG plant’s gas demand in May in the latest setback for Peru, which has seen its gas output slump this year Poor weather conditions reduced the Pampa Melchorita LNG plant’s gas demand in May in the latest setback for Peru, which has seen its gas output slump this year.
By Chris Noon 1 June 2018 0 31113
A tanker at the Peru LNG plant. The Barcelona Knutsen loading up at Peru’s Pampa Melchorita liquefaction facility. (Repsol)

Peru LNG significantly reduced its nominated volumes from the main feeder block to its liquefaction plant in mid-May because of bad weather on the coast, the block operator has told Interfax Natural Gas Daily. The inclement weather is the latest setback for Peru’s gas industry, which is having a torrid year.  

Lower production from Block 56 during the 13-23 May period was a result of decreased demand from Peru LNG, according to a Lima-based spokeswoman for Pluspetrol. 

Production from Pluspetrol-operated blocks 56 and 88 – which have...