Fear of a possible shortage in Peru after the Repsol spill

The suspension of activities in the pampilla has placed Peru at the edge of fuel shortages in the domestic market, according to Repsol and New Prime Minister, H

Fear of a possible shortage in Peru after the Repsol spill

The suspension of activities in the pampilla has placed Peru at the edge of fuel shortages in the domestic market, according to Repsol and New Prime Minister, Héctor Valer calculations. In one of his first statements after being sworn, the Premier controversial has been favorable to repeal the resolution of those who preceded him in the previous Government, despite the fact that the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) estimates that the situation is far from being review.

The refinement affected by the ecological disaster of January 15, when almost one million liters of oil were poured into the sea, supplies around 40% of the fuel to the country, according to its own calculations. The Minem also estimates that the pampilla refinery participates in the supply for 68% of vessels and 75% for aircraft fuel.

This is not alerted by Repsol, which has set the beginning of consumer problems for the country for next week. The Spanish multinational qualified as "disproportionate and unreasonable" the cancellation of hydrocarbons loading and unloading, ordered by the previous Government of Peru, which was renovated by Pedro Castillo in the middle of the week.

At the moment, the alternative managed by the Peruvian administration is access to the closest markets in Colombia and Ecuador, although this type of supply is not fast. "It's talking with hydrocarbon companies in this region to close the gap," said Minem.

The depth of the ecological disaster has forced the trip to Lima de Juan Fernández-Whear, Secretary of State for Ibero-America of the Spanish Government. The Exembajor in Cuba visited the pampilla facilities and observed from a helicopter the state of oil stains, whose Repsol cleaning believes that there will be no end until the end of March if the weather conditions are conducive.

"I have talked with Minister Wilber knew and agreed on the importance of collaborating all the parties to reverse the situation as soon as possible, the priority of all is to return as soon as possible to normal," said the Secretary of State. A complicated journey to the diplomatic expert, when Peru has even denounced Repsol before the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) for environmental and economic damage and when the protests occur on the street.

Both environmentalists and fishermen's advocates harmed by the spill have made flag against Repsol. The images of birds 'painted' of black and the fish killed on the banks of the Costa Limena have hit Peruvians harshly. According to a first approximation of the National Reserve of Protected Areas at least 180,000 birds are at danger by the oil pouring. The marine currents dragged north, more than 100 kilometers from the refinery, the black raw spot, causing the death of hundreds of marine mammals, birds and fish so far.

Repsol experts believe that they can eliminate stains that float on the sea in a few days. 90 specialists direct more than 3,000 people on the ground.

Beyond the cleaning tasks, the government crisis, of which the Minister was not saved, flutters about the environmental crisis. The new person in-law enforcement is part of the group of ministers indicated after the appointment of the Cabinet led by Valer, who is on the rope loose by the allegations of family violence made on the day of him for the woman of him, already deceased, and The daughter of him.

He knew, without previous experience, belongs to the radical faction of the free Peru leftist (PL). He is best known for the videos of him in Tiktok than by his activity in the sector, which caused the immediate resignation of who occupied the second place in the ministry.

The Gabinete Valer was born injured and his dismissal is a matter of days. The situation is so critical for the politician he has militated and formed part of eight different groupings that is even complicated that he reaches the investiture session in Congress.

Date Of Update: 05 February 2022, 03:22

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