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Natural gas production comes to off-the-grid regions
Posted by Daniel Sanchez on Oct 4, 2017 2 comments

Natural gas production comes to off-the-grid regions

Peru’s first small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) facility is about to open, which will provide a new energy production alternative that could revitalize industry in remote areas of the country.

Peru stepping up its natural disaster response protocol
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru stepping up its natural disaster response protocol

In light of the recent earthquakes in Mexico that have left more than 250 people dead, the Minister of Defense Jorge Nieto called a meeting on September 20 to discuss  Full Article »

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining

On the afternoon of Friday, September 22, a group of Peruvian police officers belonging to the Environmental Protection Authority of Peru (DEPMA) was ambushed in the region of Madre de Dios  Full Article »

Agriculture in Peru resilient after 2017 El Niño Costero phenomenon
Posted by Daniel Sanchez on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Agriculture in Peru resilient after 2017 El Niño Costero phenomenon

Peru was the country most deeply affected by the El Niño Costero phenomenon that spanned between 2016 and 2017 and led to extensive flooding along the Pacific coast of South  Full Article »

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 12, 2017 1 comment

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

Peru’s environment ministry has proposed modifying laws restricting sulfur dioxide emissions to attract buyers for a century-old poly-metallic smelter. The Doe Run owned smelter and neighboring Cobriza copper mine priced  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 7, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s state oil firm looks to grow amid industry chaos

Petroperu may issue bonds to finance the $3.5 billion Talara refinery upgrade as the state oil firm looks to expand operations after key structural changes. Reuters reports that Peru’s finance  Full Article »

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm to beef up defense of Amazon pipeline

State oil firm Petroperu has declared emergency measures to protect its pipeline in the Amazon jungle following the 11th oil spill this year. The latest spill is the eight breach  Full Article »

Pollution suspected in deaths of 10,000 endangered frogs in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 18, 2016 1 comment

Pollution suspected in deaths of 10,000 endangered frogs in Peru

Peru is investigating the deaths of at least 10,000 Titicaca water frogs in a river north of Lake Titicaca in the southern state of Puno. Environmental activists brought 100 of  Full Article »

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 6, 2016 2 comments

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter

Peru’s government will likely ease sulfur dioxide emissions limits to attract investors to an auction for the La Oroya polymetallic smelter in early 2017. The director of Dirige, the company  Full Article »