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Peru to increase Camisea security, over fears of terrorist attack
By Manuel Vigo
October 10, 2012
Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano said Wednesday the government had decided to increase security personnel at key points of the Camisea gas pipeline, over fears of a terrorist attack.
The announcement was made days after Shining Path remnants attacked a Cusco airstrip, and set fire to three helicopters that were being used for the Camisea pipeline.
Cateriano said he had met with executives form Transportadora de Gas del Peru (TGP) – the firm operating the pipeline – in order to address security concerns, Peru21 reported.
“We have made immediate decisions,” Cateriano said, “to increase the provision [security] provisions that exist at key operating points at the pipeline.”
Furthermore, following news of the airstrip attack, former Energy Minister Carlos Herrera Descalzi warned that a halt to Camisea’s operations could mean up to a 40 percent increase to the country’s energy prices.
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Commented By: semper fi
On: October 13, 2012. 7:58 pm
There should be more security on the Camisea, it is a problem for the drug runners protected by the Shining Path
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