On May 23, 2017 Rafael Zoeger, the head of Peru’s state energy agency Perupetro, announced that China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) will make a $2 billion-dollar investment in the 3.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas reserves known as Block 58. Drilling will begin this year, with production to begin... Read More
The list of equipment you need in full operating condition while mining in South America and beyond is much longer than the three below. However, the equipment listed below is essential for the most basic of mining and construction—particularly in remote areas.
Air Dewatering Pumps
Air dewatering pumps are required for both... Read More
Alternative gas continues to increase in popularity throughout Peru. This increase has reduced the number of traditional petrol stations in Peru, opening the door for widespread growth of liquid petrol gas (LPG or LP) and compressed natural gas (CNG or NG) stations. This means that drivers must invest in converting... Read More
In an effort to boost efficiency, multi purpose fuel trucks have become the top choice of most South American mines. Versatility is one of the largest driving factors, but to get more specific, take a look at the top 4 reasons articulating multi-purpose trucks (AMT) are a must.
Terrain Is Unforgiving
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Oil refineries are complex operations which process multiple types of fuel. Each refinery determines the types of fuel they process, then creates the lines and adds the pumps and filters required to meet the specs of the product being processed. If you have ever looked at a photograph of a... Read More
One thing all high production refineries have in common is a desire to increase capacity. The faster you can process your oil products, the more product you can send out into the market—without expanding operations. Investing in quality high flow pumps is one method of ensuring that you meet or... Read More
Regardless of what you mine, there is an inevitable volatility to the business structure. Mines require government and local contacts and cooperation, skilled miners, heavy machinery, transportation to the coast—and the transportation to the refinery or destination country. With 10 metals and minerals to mine throughout the South American country... Read More
To put it plain and simply, machinery is everything when it comes to refining oil. The more efficient the refinery, the more the greater the capacity. The greater the oil refinery capacity, the faster oil companies can turn a profit. Oil must go through three or more steps before it... Read More
Peru has some impressive mines, including copper, silver, tin, gold, and zinc. Peru’s zinc mines provide the world with a steady supply of the fourth most common metal in use. With iron, aluminum, and copper at the forefront. Zinc prices achieved an unheard of 51% value increase in 2016, and... Read More
Clients stop by your gas station for many reasons, with filling up their tank being at the top of the list. Your goal is to get them in and out without delay, meaning that you must ensure your station is set up to meet all of their needs. To streamline... Read More
There is no doubt about it, mining for oil is big business around the globe. While several countries in South America have been mining since the 1980s, the last decade or so is where the oil boom really took off. In many countries mining rents, taxes, and royalties have been... Read More
It’s every CFOs dream, to increase production without increasing costs. Better yet, to increase production while decreasing capital expenditures. Both of these might sound like a pipe dream, but thanks to the new innovations in the oil and gas refinery process—that is exactly what South American refineries are doing.
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