With the purpose of benefiting the cargo and passengers transportation in Lima and Callao, the Camisea Consortium announced that it is about to launch a new stimulus plan, through which carriers will be provided with four-year interest-free financing for an amount of up to US$ 45,000, for switching diesel engines to natural gas, as well as for the acquisition of new vehicles that run on this clean fuel.
This new benefit, which will contribute to the widespread adoption of natural gas in the country, will be financed with the resources of a fund of more than US$30 million that the Consortium created in 2021, reported Pablo Campana, Manager of Large Clients of Pluspetrol, operator of the Camisea Consortium.
In addition, the continuity of the “Bono Camisea GNV” plan that was launched in 2022 together with Cálidda was confirmed, which consists of the delivery of an incentive of between US$10,000 and US$15,000 to those interested in acquiring buses or trucks that run on CNG.
The executive also presented other proposals with which the Camisea Consortium promotes the use of natural gas, either as CNG or LNG, in the mobility segment in Peru.
Among these initiatives, the expansion of the “Gas to Cusco” plan stands out, which has been promoted since 2020 in partnership with Limagas. The objective now is to build a fourth CNG service station in that city, with an investment of US$ 2 million, in addition to the conversion of more than 1,000 taxis and the incorporation of 40 CNG buses.
Likewise, the Camisea representative reported the recent agreement with Limagas for the development of four LNG stations, in which the Consortium will invest US$ 2.4 million. The facilities will be strategically distributed in an “LNG Corridor” that will link the main transportation routes in central and southern Peru. This initiative will also grant incentives for the acquisition of more than 120 heavy-duty trucks powered by LNG.