Supply of Natural Gas
With robust investments in various stages of the chain associated with natural gas, we make sure we fully meet the demand from this important market: From feedstock for industries and refineries to delivery, by means of local distributors, to thermoelectric plants, industries, homes and offices. Averaging 96.10 million m³/day in 2014, our natural gas offer rose 10 percent compared with the average volume of 87.30 million m³/day in 2013. Up to the 2030 horizon, supply, in terms of capacity, will be sufficient to meet the demand coming from all commitments taken-on.
The natural gas supplied to the Brazilian market comes from domestic production, form gas imported from Bolivia, and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), which is purchased from other suppliers to be regasified at one of Petrobras' three terminals:
- Pecém (CE)
- Bay of All Saints (BA) or
- Guanabara Bay (RJ).
The estimated average supply capacity for the 2020-2030 period is 168 million cubic meters/day, the growth of which will be driven by natural gas produced in Brazil. This calls for investments in operation efficiency and effort centralization in the flow of gas produced in the pre-salt.
Understand the natural gas cycle
Natural gas is a fuel coming from the lighter fractions of the oil produced in onshore and offshore sedimentary basins. The consumption of this important source of energy, for which there are various uses, is on the increase worldwide. Natural gas is used as fuel at the thermal power plants that complement Brazil's energy needs. It is also converted to urea, ammonia, and other products used as feedstock in various industries. Additionally, it is used as fuel in transport and as a source of energy at homes and industries.
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