The president of La Transportadora de Gas (TGI), Mónica Contreras, assured that homes in Manizales, Cali, Palmira Pereira, Cartago and Armenia already have gas service since the afternoon of May 25.
“Homes in these regions already had pressure and gas was entering homes and businesses in these regions around 4:30 p.m.he pointed.
“As carriers, we deliver gas to each of the distributors and they begin to meet two types of demand: homes and commerce (…) that happened in the afternoon today,” he said.
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Meanwhile, starting at 9:00 p.m. on May 25, The industrial reconnection will begin and it is expected that on May 26 at night the reconnection process will be completed.
“This round for the industrial sector begins at nine o’clock at night, here it is important to close the valves of establishments, clinics and schools so that when the gas enters it is safely,” it was indicated.
On the other hand, he said that The root cause of this anomaly is still being investigated.”. He confirmed that “It does not correspond to an issue of infrastructure gases, nor to a volcanic condition according to the Geological Institute of Mines”.
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“On May 24, we were close to the infrastructure and the technical analysis runs were made to certify the hardness and conditions of the tube and it was evidenced that it was at normal temperature,” he said.
However, he indicated that the flexible pipe is still being built and the temperatures that occur in the area must continue to be controlled.
“Through the Unified Command Post, the root cause that produces this fire in that area is being studied. So that a definitive solution can be found,” said Contreras.
“The condition continues to be monitored to ensure that it is controlled and to understand the root cause of this anomaly,” he pointed out.
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Finally, he maintained that the company estimates losses of close to $50,000 per day“with an approximate investment of four million dollars that is not finished yet.”