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Brasil Energy

Crisis? What Crisis?

The economic crisis that is afflicting the European Union once again is frightening Brazilian industrial exporters, the way it did during the global recession of 2008/09. Yet natural gas sales in the country continue to rise without…

On The Cutting Edge

After more than 20 years in Brazil, the Ship Power Division of the Finnish company Wärtsilä finished 2011 with a contract that could represent a benchmark for its activities in Brazil. The agreement calls for the development of…

Fresh Paint

With more than 100 projects underway, ranging from the construction of new refineries to the modernization of current refineries, the Supply Area of Petrobras will start 2012 with a number of reasons for celebration. A record number of…

Easier Credit

Even though they are acting through independent agreements among themselves, the associated companies of the four Petro Networks in the state of Rio de Janeiro have obtained significant results in recent years —beginning…

Catalogued Companies

In addition to the Petro Networks, there are other initiatives in Brazil that bring together suppliers in the oil and gas industry to promote business, encourage partnerships and bring new companies into the productive chain…

R&D Attracts US$ 221 MM

Eighteen companies will invest R$ 395 million (US$ 221 MM) over the next three years in solar power R&D in Brazil. The projects total 25 MWp of power and were approved in the strategic program “Technical and…

New Rules Coming

Aneel has postponed — from December last year until February of this year — the regulations for the incentives for distributed solar energy micro-generation (less than 100 kW) and mini-generation…

Solar Policy

Members of the government are signaling that the public policy option for the solar energy industry in Brazil will be for distributed generation. Subsidies are practically discarded and the auctions may be very expensive,…

Now A Field

The prospect formerly known as Guará is now called Sapinhoá. With an estimated recoverable volume of oil of 2.1 billion boe, Petrobras declared the area commercially viable at the end of 2011, and it is…

Cleaner Fuels

The units that are being inaugurated in Brazil’s refineries in 2011 and forecast for 2012 are part of an investment cycle begun in 2004 to improve the quality of fuels sold in Brazil. The investments were a response…

Decisive Year For Wind Power

After a year of records, Brazil is starting 2012 with 1.4 GW of installed wind power and good prospects of reaching nearly 3 GW by December. The capacity should double with the startup of 58 wind farms with capacity of 1,486.6 MW,…

Green Line

The nearly 2,000 km Tucuruí - Macapá - Manaus long transmission line (TL), which will connect the capital of the state of Amazonas to the National Interconnected System (SIN), is beginning to take shape. By the end of the…