Natural Gas



Natural gas is a fossil fuel, a mixture of light hydrocarbons like methane (CH4) found underground. It has its origins in the decomposition of organic matter between rocky strata. In its natural form, natural gas has no color or smell, it is not toxic and it is lighter than air.


To contribute in the development of the natural gas market in Brazil, the National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis - ANP) published Resolution nº 11/2016, it regulates the access by third parties to gas pipelines, providing greater transparency, competition and the entry of new agents to the market. The publication established a regulatory framework in the natural gas segment.


The framework regulates the supply of transport services by pipeline operators, with emphasis on operational exchange (swap). This mechanism contained in Decree 7,382/2010, which regulated the Gas Law, and is able to provide increased efficiency to the system. The new regulation does not include flow platform systems, but only the gas transmission networks to end use.


Source: Portal Minas e Energia



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