The Ministry of Energy and Mines (Minem) ratified its interest in reactivating Lot 8, located in Loreto, which is paralyzed and in the midst of a dispute between Perupetro and its previous operator, Pluspetrol Norte (PPN). To do this, it keeps Petroperú on the radar.
Through a communication with La República, Minem specified, however, that it does not maintain “any interference in this process”, seen at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, for which it will wait for the controversy to “run its course” until counting. with a firm and consented sentence.
Based on this, Minem will encourage the search for a new operator for Lot 8, responsible for up to 8,000 barrels of oil per day in the Peruvian Amazon, a task that could fall to the state-owned Petroperú or some other “strategic partner”.
“Minem ratifies its commitment to promote the development of the communities that are part of the area of influence of the hydrocarbon projects that are developed in the country, and constantly seeks to reach agreements for the benefit of the population and the State in strict respect of the laws. in force”, he sent.
On the other hand, the ministry assured that, as a member of the General Meeting of Shareholders of Petroperú, it will not allow “acts contrary to the law and against the interests of the country.” This, after transcending differences between the office of Minister Carlos Paredes and the board of directors of the oil company, led by Humberto Campodónico.
“The sector considers that Petroperú is a successful Peruvian company, which is becoming stronger and stronger, and does not share the vision that its shares are sold to the private sector,” it affirms in the document.