Long queues, worry and discomfort are some of the impasses that drivers have suffered in the city of Lima after the shortage of LPG in the various faucets of the capital.
It has already been four days since it has been recorded that in some stations that sell fuel there is no this important hydrocarbon, causing taxi drivers, truckers, parents and people who use their cars to go to work to not be able to “tank” their vehicles.
Added to this, it is added that the price of the LPG increased by 25%. According to some drivers, they expressed that for 6 soles per gallon, some taps sell it for S/ 7.50.
As the specialists have stated, the anomalous waves that have been recorded for days on our coast have caused the boats to not be able to unload fuel, so the tankers have had to migrate to Pisco, but unfortunately the panorama is the same. than in Callao.
For his part, osinergmin reported that it is constantly monitoring the supply of hydrocarbons in the supply plants to identify possible limitations in the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). This measure is taken in response to the closure of ports due to abnormal waves reported by the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy.
“At the moment, the Pisco LPG storage plant has stock available for approximately 15 days and maintains the dispatch to tankers within the usual values. In the case of the LPG supply plants in the port of Callao, they keep stock available for 3 and a half days,” he said in a statement.
Osinergmin has carried out actions to assess the LPG stock and has verified the presence of LPG transport vessels off Callao. ANDThese ships have a total of 460,000 barrels of LPG waiting to be unloaded, which represents approximately 12 days of available stock.
The Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy has communicated that the abnormal waves in Callao will persist in the coming days, despite the fact that it was initially estimated that their duration would be until Wednesday the 24th.
Lieutenant Commander Giacomo Morote, Chief of Oceanography of the Navy, pointed out that the conditions of the Peruvian sea indicate that these phenomena could last longer than expected. This information provides an overview of the continuity of abnormal waves and their impact on the area.
“We are monitoring the oceanographic conditions of the Peruvian sea at the control center. (…) The surge that began last week will continue throughout this coming week, ”he declared on Exitosa radio.
“The Port CaptainciesSo far, 75 of the 120 ports and coves have been closed for all types of recreational, fishing or port traffic activity. This in order to prevent security measures for all people who carry out activities on the coast or at sea this season, ”he said.
As explained by the specialist, the Hydrography Directorate uses a predictability horizon that suggests that the phenomenon of abnormal waves would last around seven days. According to this projection, it is expected that next Thursday will be the highest point of intensity of the waves. However, it is important to keep in mind that sea conditions are variable and there may be changes in the duration and intensity of the phenomena.
“Since Thursday reaches its highest point, it could be estimated that the waves will continue even until Sunday or Monday of next week,” Morote added to Exitosa radio.