Fuel Supply Resumes in Pucallpa

February 23, 2020 | Oil & Gas | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

On February 10 there was a landslide that interrupted the Federico Basadre road, which prevented the passage of vehicles, including fuel tanks from the Conchán Plant in Lima Peru, which supply the Pucallpa Sales Plant.

Due to this contingency, the supply of 90 octane gasoline to the city of Pucallpa was temporarily restricted, while the supply of B5 diesel is developing normally and sufficient inventories are available to meet the demand.

To date, as a result of the temporary opening of the affected road, tankers are heading to the PETROPERÚ Sales Plant with 3 thousand barrels of 90 octane gasoline and 800 barrels of B5 diesel. With this volume, the supply of gasoline in the city can be restarted today.

Simultaneously, PETROPERÚ has been carrying out a logistic deployment to move supplies from Talara to Iquitos, where gasoline has been processed for subsequent river transport to Pucallpa, a product that will be available in the city this weekend.

PETROPERÚ reported that it has been developing a project to expand the installed capacity of tanks and fuel storage in Pucallpa that allows for inventories for a longer term, in the face of contingencies such as the current one. This project is estimated to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.