The full operation of the New Talara Refinery (NRT) will begin in the following weeks, announced the president of the Petroperú board of directors, engineer Pedro Chira. In addition, he stated that the state company continues firm in its vertical integration process, since it seeks to participate in the operation of the oil blocks in the northwest, as it has been doing since December 2021 with Block I of Talara, in which it remains optimal and sustained oil and gas production.
In this sense, he reiterated that Petroperú is interested in participating in the operation of the northwest oil blocks, since what it produces historically forms part of the raw material for the production of fuels in the NRT. “As a company, we are prepared to participate in the operation of these batches and integrate them into our refining complex,” said Chira.
Pedro Chira’s statements were made during the commemorative activities for the 106th anniversary of the Talara Refinery, which began operations on July 2, 1917 and, since 1969, belongs to Petroperu. The general manager, Cristina Fung, and the manager of the Talara Refinery, Gaspar Díaz, participated in the ceremony. Chira Fernández recalled that —as part of the gradual and progressive startup process— the NRT has already produced more than 3 million barrels of low-sulfur diesel with the highest quality standards.
In addition, the president of the state oil company recalled that the necessary tests are currently being carried out to start up the last two process units, which will generate greater profitability for the company by allowing up to 30% more environmentally friendly fuels to be obtained.
At another time, Chira Fernández highlighted the commitment of the professionals and technicians who work in the start-up procedure of the NRT, a modern industrial complex that has the capacity to process up to 95,000 barrels of oil per day for the production of fuels such as diesel, gasoline, A1 turbo, LPG, among others.
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