Brazil natural gas use rises 11%

Monday, September 8, 2014

Brazilian natural gas use rose 10.9% from January to July as thermoelectric plants continue to raise demand for the fuel, a new report shows.

Consumption hit 78.4Mm3/d, almost two thirds of which came from the country's southeast, according to national distributors' association Abegás.

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"In the month of July alone, [consumption] growth reached 3.3% in relation to the previous month," Abegás said.

The July tally coincided with a 4.7% rise in thermoelectric generation compared with June, the association added.

The full report, in Portuguese, can be seen here.

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