Peru Government meets with indigenous people who maintain a blockade of an oil station

On October 5, a group of citizens of the Awajún ethnic group took over Station 5 of the ONP, the main one in the country and which transports oil from the Amazon to the ports of the Peruvian coast

Government of Peru, Peru Government meets with indigenous people who maintain a blockade of an oil station

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Government of Peru sent a high-level commission to the Dátem del Marañón province, department of Loreto (northern Amazon), to meet with indigenous communities that have taken over station 5 of the Norperuvian Oil Pipeline (ONP), the main one in the country.

“Representing the Government, led by President Pedro Castillo, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Eduardo Gonzalez, heading to Loreto, heading the high-level committee that will meet with native communities,” the Ministry of Energy and Mines informed through its Twitter account.

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On October 5, a group of citizens of the Awajún ethnic group took over Station 5 of the ONP, the main one in the country and which transports oil from the Amazon to the ports of the Peruvian coast.

Government of Peru, Peru Government meets with indigenous people who maintain a blockade of an oil station
The Government of Peru sent a high-level commission to the Dátem del Marañón province to meet with indigenous communities that have taken over station 5 of the Norperuvian Oil Pipeline (Photo internet reproduction)

The state company Petroperú, the administrator of the ONP, suspended its operations and the Awajún announced that they would not leave the station until the Government complies with their list of demands.

The indigenous people are demanding compliance with a series of social and economic commitments on the part of the State for the extraction operations in what they consider their territories.