One of the Humala administration's priorities when coming into office was to accelerate oil and gas development. Peru has seen both successes, such as a large gas find in the Amazon earlier this month, and conflict, including attempts this month by indigenous groups to stop production at nine oil wells operated by Maple Energy. How successful have the country's efforts to develop the oil and gas sector been? What policies, models or strategies should the government consider implementing? Is the administration likely to make inroads with local communities that stand in opposition to such projects and will new consultation laws be effective?
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Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "Is Peru making inroads in oil & gas development?." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/12