Brazil launches Comperj gas pipeline tender

Monday, September 16, 2013

Brazil's mining and energy ministry (MME) has approved the tender of a natural gas pipeline to link the Comperj refinery with key industrial hubs in Rio de Janeiro state.

The 11km project will connect Comperj to the Cabiúnas-Reduc III interconnection operated by Petrobras (NYSE: PBR), according to federal gazette Diário Oficial da União. MME has earmarked a January 2016 project startup.

Launched in 2010, the Cabiúnas-Reduc III gas pipeline is the largest in Latin America with a transport capacity of 40Mm3/d.

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Comperj is one of four Petrobras refineries set to begin operating in 2018. The others are Abreu e Lima (Pernambuco), Premium I (Maranhão) and Premium II (Ceará).