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2019-05-09 | Other Publications

Fuel saving strategies in the Andes: Long-term impacts for Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.

Chavez-Rodriguez, Mauro F, Pablo E Carvajal, Juan Esteban Martínez-Jaramillo, Alejandro Egüez, Esperanza Gonzalez Mahecha, Roberto Schaeffer, Alexander Szklo, Andre F.P Lucena and Santiago Arango Aramburo. 2018. “Fuel saving strategies in the Andes: Long-term impacts for Peru, Colombia and Ecuador.” Energy Strategy Reviews 20 35-48
Download reference Doi:10.1016/j.esr.2017.12.011

Crude oil exports and imports play a crucial role in the trade balance of Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. These countries are looking into fossil fuel saving measures as a way to deal with increasing demands and decreasing oil production rates. However, studies about the long-term effects of these measures is lacking. Using a combination of energy simulation technics, 17 fuel saving strategies ranging from fuel switching to the investment in underground transport and hydropower capacity expansion were modelled and assessed to evaluate their long-term effect on fossil fuels demand reduction. Our results show that the full implementation of strategies can account for cumulative oil savings of over 550 million barrels of oil by 2030. Findings also point out that Ecuador and Colombia could face the transition from net oil-exporters to importers as soon as the end of the next decade.


  • Arango Aramburo, Santiago
  • Other authors:
    Chavez-Rodriguez, Mauro F
    Carvajal, Pablo E
    Martínez-Jaramillo, Juan Esteban
    Egüez, Alejandro
    Gonzalez Mahecha, Esperanza
    Schaeffer, Roberto
    Szklo, Alexander
    Lucena, Andre F.P