Osinerg fines Camisea pipeline constructor for environmental damage

Osinerg, the supervisory organization for Peru's energy industry, fined Transportadora de Gas del Peru 3.4 million soles, equivalent to $944,000, for environmental violations.

Nov 5th, 2002

By an OGJ correspondent

LIMA, Nov. 5 -- Osinerg, the supervisory organization for Peru's energy industry, fined Transportadora de Gas del Peru (TGP) 3.4 million soles, equivalent to $944,000, for environmental violations during construction of natural gas pipelines for the Camisea project.

The regulatory agency claims TGP failed to comply with all of its commitments under an environmental impact study for that project. That includes excessive deforestation along the pipeline right of way, causing landslides, and endangering the watershed with the risk of erosion, regulators said.

Osinerg will reduce the fine by 25% if TGP foregoes its right of appeal and pays within 15 days. TGP also must repair the damage it caused.

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