Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Peruvian Congressional Committee Recommends Renegotiating Camisea Contract

A Peruvian congressional committee issued a report yesterday evaluating the impacts of pipeline accidents. The report confirms that the project has contaminated the environmental in the neighboring indigenous communities. It also contains 17 recommendations, among them that the government renegotiate the contract for Block 88. The president of the commission, Carlos Armas, assigned responsibility for the accidents to the contractors Pluspetrol, TGP, Techint, the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and regulator OSINERG. He also called for the removal of OSINERG president, Alfredo Dammert. The report will now be debated by the Congress and submitted to the Public Ministry which will investigate if there have been any violations of the law.

Article in La Republica (in Spanish)

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