Okra Energy achieves production milestone for Peru’s first LNG facility

7/3/2019
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This new LNG transport truck is capable of transporting about 25,000 kgs of Okra Energy LNG per trip. Image: Okra Energy.

HOUSTON -- Okra Energy (USA) marks a significant milestone with the production and delivery of more than three million gallons of LNG produced by its proprietary technology at its small-scale natural gas liquefaction facility, the first in Perú. The modular and scalable LNG plant installed in Piura is the first such facility in the country and one of only five in all of Latin America, enabling the regions’ natural gas energy reserves to be tapped and utilized even where no pipeline infrastructure exists.

The facility’s output represents the majority of the LNG available to the country’s northern regions and nearly 20% of the available LNG supply for the nation overall. The entirety of Okra Energy’s LNG production has been presold, with subsequent liquefaction trains under contract. Pending contracts for additional plants by Okra Energy reflect the manufacturing sector’s demand in Latin America for safe and clean-burning natural gas, as well as for reductions in operating and transportation costs. One such beneficiary of Okra Energy’s Peruvian supply of LNG is Siderperú, a division of Gerdau, the largest long steel manufacturer in Latin America. By transitioning from CNG to LNG in order to supply its Chimbote facility, Siderperú achieves a significant reduction in operating expenses, as well as an environmentally beneficial 60% reduction in the number of daily fuel deliveries needed to support production.

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