Positive Balance consolidates actions of the Natural Gas Committee at the MME

June 14, 2019

The Brazilian Natural Gas Market Competition Promotion Committee, coordinated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), ends the month of May with a positive and optimistic balance regarding the dialogues and understandings in the actions that seek to open the Brazilian gas market. It is expected  that the Committee will conclude the final report by the end of June.

There were more than 40 meetings in the course of two months between representatives of all sectors in the gas chain. A seminar on the “New Gas Market – Gas Integration in the Energy Matrix” also entered the roll of activities and brought discussions and ideas by adding new proposals and referrals around the gas market.

Symone Araújo, director of MME’s Natural Gas Department and chair of the Committee, emphasizes the importance of all these actions, which aim to consolidate the main measures that will allow a safe and adequate transition to the opening of the gas market, part of the Novo Gas market that will be launched in the next few days.

Among the various segments engaged in the opening of the gas market are research centers, consultancies, Petrobras and other operators that invest in exploration and production of natural gas, as well as natural gas distributors and carriers. The industrial segment is also represented through its associations, among them: Instituto Brasil do Petróleo (IBP); the National Confederation of Industry (CNI); APGás, ABgás, the Forum of Business Associations for the Development of the Gas Market; and the Federation of Industries and Regulatory Agencies, highlighting the interaction with the Brazilian Association of Regulatory Agencies (Abar).

Committee for the Promotion of Competition of the Natural Gas Market in Brazil

The Committee, which was constituted in April by the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), is competent to propose measures to stimulate competition in the natural gas market, recommend guidelines and improvements in energy policies aimed at promoting free competition in the energy market. natural gas and also propose actions to federative entities to promote good regulatory practices.

The Committee is coordinated by the MME and develops its actions in partnership with the Ministry of Economy, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) and the Energy Research Company (EPE).

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