Work on Peru oil pipeline to cost more than $800 MM

LIMA (Reuters) — Extending and repairing Peru’s oil pipeline would cost more than $800 MM, the president of the country’s state-run energy company Petroperu said in an interview on Tuesday.

The country’s four-decade-old pipeline is currently 687 mi long, Luis Garcia Rosell said.

“I had expected that repairing the oil pipeline at the size it is today could cost between $500 MM and $800 MM,” Garcia Rosell said, adding that he now forecasts a higher price tag.

“It will be more. We are defining the amount that the investment will be,” he said during an interview held in his office in the capital city.

Petroperu is considering extending the length of its pipeline by at least a third, in partnership with Argentine company Techint, Garcia Rosell said.

Reporting by Marco Aquino; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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