ENAP came out of the way of criticism, after the controversy was installed when it was learned that the pilot plan “Gas for Chile” spent $117 thousand pesos for the final purchase of each gas cylinder.
Given the situation, from the state company they emphasized that the new business model “allows the company to develop as a wholesale distributor —without reaching the final consumer— with which aspires to open the LPG market in the center-south zone of Chile, as a fourth brand”, to benefit the market competition.
It should be remembered that, as a result of the controversy, opposition parliamentarians cited the Ministers of Energy, Diego Pardow and Social Development, Giorgio Jackson, to testify to Congress to explain in detail the costs and financing of the project.
The “Gas for Chile” plan seeks to “introduce more competition and increase the cylinders available, by introducing 60,000 Gas de Chile brand cylinders (fuchsia magenta),” they explained from the state company.
“ENAP made the decision to enter the liquefied LPG gas market after the execution of the non-commercial pilot plan, which it implemented between May and December 2022. This experience allowed ENAP to evaluate its performance, acquire knowledge and determine the addressable market where the state is competitive”, argued from Enap.
It should be remembered that, thanks to the pilot plan in the Quintero communes, in the Valparaíso region; San Fernando, in O’Higgins; and Chiguayante, in Biobío; it was possible to reduce the final price to consumers, going from the $23,000 on average to $15,000 for the 40% most vulnerable population of those communes.
Enap communicated its official launch to the liquefied gas market on Wednesday, May 24, and its brand “Gas de Chile” will diversify its offer “towards the communes of San Fernando, Parral, Colbún, Cauquenes, Linares, Pelluhue, Curanipe, Talca and Chiguayante and increase it in communes such as Molina, Chillán, Cobquecura, Constitución, Padre Las Casas and Temuco”.