Energy

Odebrecht Pulls Out As Majority Partner in Peru Pipeline Project

Troubled Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht pulled out as the majority partner in the Southern Peruvian Gas Pipeline amid a major corruption probe that has brought down its former chief executive. Odebrecht Latinvest, a unit of the Brazilian firm, said that it decided to withdraw from its majority role in order […]

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

An environmental activist was killed last Monday in Yagen, a village on the Marañon River in northern Peru, in the province of Celendín, Cajamarca. Hitler Rojas, 34, a leading activist in the protest against a hydroelectric project, was shot five times by unknown assailants when he was walking towards his […]

Congress Changes Vote, to Authorize Petroperu for Block 192

Congress Changes Vote, to Authorize Petroperu for Block 192

Congress is expected today to debate, and swiftly approve, a bill authorizing state-owned Petroperu to operate Block 192 in northern Peru. The bill, drafted by the Energy & Mines Commission from a proposal by congressman Manuel Dammert, comes only a week after the majority of lawmakers voted against such a […]

Hunt Oil Exploration Concession Extended near Manu

Hunt Oil Exploration Concession Extended near Manu

The Ministry of Energy and Mines has granted a three-year extension to Hunt Oil for its exploration phase in Block 76, located in the southern Peru rainforest in an area that lies between the provinces of Manu and Tambopata in Madre de Dios, and Cusco and Puno. The concession to […]