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Tag: Pichanaki - Peru

  • Tuesday, February 17th 2015 - 05:40 UTC

    Peru asks Argentine oil company to leave conflict zone while it reassesses contract

    “That contract must be evaluated” minister Mayorga said on state television from Pichanaki, where deadly clashes took place earlier in the week

    Peru will evaluate a natural gas contract it signed with Pluspetrol in 2005 and is asking the Argentine company to leave a restive Amazonian town following deadly protests, the government said on Thursday. Pluspetrol started exploratory activities in natural gas block 108 last year, upsetting locals in the town of Pichanaki who fear it will lead to pollution and hurt farming.