Petroleum Economist – Simon Ferrie

Peru-focused independent Petrotal plans to ramp up its crude exports to Brazil this year, after facing problems accessing Pacific coast export terminals in 2021. The operator expects to increase exports to Brazil to c.240,000bl per month (roughly 8,000bl/d) this year, after securing a contract last December for up to that same amount. And Petrotal is looking at potential ways to increase export volumes by a further 50pc, saying an expanded Brazilian route would allow 13,300bl/d, without having to rely upon the Northern Peruvian Pipeline (ONP) which was frequently disrupted in 2021. 

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