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Venezuela ends gas imports after Perla startup

With the startup of the Perla gasfield, Venezuela has halted gas imports from Colombia and plans to reverse the flow of gas through the Antonio-Ricaurte pipeline

“From 1 July this year, Venezuela is no longer importing gas from Colombia. Colombia asked for Phase II in the agreement, which provides for the export of gas from Venezuela to Colombia from 1 January 2016, and Venezuela agreed”, Anton Castillo, the head of Venezuela’s state-owned PdV Gas, told Petroleum Economist. The Perla gasfield, which was developed by Repsol and Eni with PdV entering the project at the production phase, is the first offshore gasfield brought into production in Venezuela. Castillo called it a “historic event for Venezuela”. Output from the field is expected to ramp up to 450m cubic foot/day (cf/d) by the end of this year as more of the planned 27 wells at the field ar

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