September 9, 2020
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras informs that, for the third month in a row, it has broken the production record of S-10 Diesel, low-sulfur diesel. In August, the company’s refineries processed 1.84 million m³ of the product, a volume slightly higher than in July, when it reached 1.81 million m³, and 15% higher than the June mark of 1.6 million m³.
The S-10 Diesel records follow the evolution of heavy-duty and utility vehicle engines powered by diesel, which are responsible for most of the goods circulation in the Brazilian territory. Currently, there are two types of road diesel in Brazil: the S-500 Diesel and the S-10 Diesel, but the S-500 is only used by vehicles manufactured until 2011.
S-10 Diesel Record at Revap
The Henrique Lage Refinery (Revap), located in São Paulo, also obtained the monthly production record of S-10 Diesel. In August, 203.5 thousand m³ were produced, 10% higher than the previous record of March of this year, when production had been 185 thousand m³. The result was obtained due to the increase in the load of the U-262 diesel hydrotreatment unit, after final approval obtained from the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).
LPG Record at Revap
For the third time in 2020, Revap broke the monthly LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) trading record. In August, 80,204 tons were sold, the equivalent of 6.16 million P13 gas cylinders, versus 75,730 tons from the previous record, reached in June, representing an increase of 5.9%. The first record of the year had been achieved in May, with 71,115 tons.
Revap acts as an important point of supply of LPG for residential use in Brazil, supplying directly the regions of Vale do Paraíba, north coast of São Paulo and south of Minas Gerais, besides other markets by transference made by the distributors via road modal to supply secondary bases.