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Operational start-up at Petrobras' third LNG Regasification Terminal

29th January 2014

Petrobras has added the first regasified LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) to the Brazilian gas pipeline network from its new Regasification Terminal

Petrobras' third LNG Regasification Terminal

Petrobras has added to the Brazilian gas pipeline network the first regasified LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) from its new Regasification Terminal, located in Baía de Todos os Santos, Salvador, in the state of Bahia.

The Petrobras LNG Regasification Terminal in Bahia allows for flexibility and guarantees to natural gas supplies in Brazil, with regasification capacity reaching now up to 41 million m³/day.

The Bahia Regasification Terminal (TRBA) has a regasification capacity of 14 million m³/day of natural gas. With the new terminal now in operation, Petrobras' natural gas regasification capability has increased from 27 million m³/day to 41 million m³/day, equivalent to almost one and half times the capacity to import gas from Bolivia.

Petrobras is already operating the regasification terminals at Pecém (Ceará state) and Guanabara Bay (Rio de Janeiro state) with their respective regasification capacities of 7 million m³/day and 20 million m³/day of natural gas.

The LNG is imported from various suppliers around the world in order to meet the domestic demand for natural gas.  Their aim is to provide greater flexibility and guarantee supplies, thereby increasing the country's energy security, which is essential to encourage new investment.

The TRBA required an investment of around R$ 1 billion and is the country's third LNG regasification terminal.  The terminal was part of the federal government's Growth Acceleration Program (PAC). Its construction started in 2012 and successfully generated 3,623 direct jobs in the region and achieved a level of domestic content in its equipment and services of approximately 90 per cent.

 

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