Ongoing protests by native groups in Perus Amazon region have cut shipments of crude oil in the government-run 854 km long northern pipeline.
State-owned oil company PetroPeru has announced that the situation is becoming critical as problems are arising due to trouble pumping the crude to the Bayovar Terminal Station, as storage facilities are limited and becoming full.
The Bayovar Terminal Station operates 14 tanks, each holding 140,000 barrels.
The protesters, who are demanding that Congress revoke a series of decrees that will open up their land to mining, logging and oil drilling without their consent, have taken over the pipelines number six pumping station and are threatening to take over the number five station as well.
Peru produced an average of 134,794 barrels of liquid hydrocarbons a day in April, 7.22% lower than in the previous month.