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Peruvian LNG exports jump in July

Exports from the Peruvian liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Pampa Melchorita jumped during the month of July 2020.

Peruvian LNG exports jump in July
Courtesy of Peru LNG

Data from the state-owned Perupetro shows the facility exported a total of six cargoes during the month under review. The exported volumes reached 923,103 tons.

This is a 27.4 per cent increase compared to July 2019, when the facility shipped five cargoes totaling 724,858 tons in volume.

Compared to June 2022 when only two tankers carrying 304,505 tons of the chilled fuel left Peru, this is a 203.1 per cent jump.

Out of the six cargoes shipped in July, three landed in Japan, two ended up in China with a single cargo unloading in Spain.

With the six July cargoes, the facility has shipped a total of 585 cargoes since it started operations in June 2010.

The 4.45 million tons per year gas liquefaction plant is located 170 kilometers south of Lima and receives gas via a 408-kilometer pipeline built across the Andes.