ANP published today (15/9) the English version of the tables and graphs of the Statistical Yearbook, with a summary of the main information on the evolution of the oil, natural gas and biofuels sector in Brazil in 2022. The data in Portuguese had already been released by the Agency in June.
Total oil reserves increased by 10.6% in 2022 compared to 2021, reaching 26.91 billion barrels. Proved oil reserves totaled 14.9 billion barrels, an increase of 11.5%. National oil production grew 4% in 2022 and reached 3 million barrels/day. In 2022, oil exports reached a volume of 1.3 million barrels/day, while imports of the product reached 275 thousand barrels/day, a growth of 68.3%.
Regarding natural gas, in 2022 total reserves grew by 4.5%, reaching 587.9 billion cubic meters (m3). Proved gas reserves reached 406.5 billion m3, growth of 6.6% compared to the previous year. Natural gas production increased by 3.1%, the 13th consecutive year of increase, and reached 137.9 million m3/day.
In the biofuels sector, biodiesel production in 2022 was 7.6% lower than the previous year. It is important to highlight that the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) reduced the percentage of biodiesel in diesel oil, from 12% to 10%, starting in November 2021, and that lasted throughout 2022. Ethanol production it was 2.5% higher than the previous year, reaching the historic mark of 30.7 billion liters. Hydrated ethanol showed less competitive prices in relation to gasoline C, which resulted, in 2022, in a 7.5% drop in sales of this fuel.
National production of oil products grew 6.7% in 2022 and reached 2.1 million barrels/day, around 84% of installed refining capacity. Sales of derivatives by distributors registered growth of 3.9%, with emphasis on sales of aviation kerosene, which grew 35.9%.
Access the Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Statistical Yearbook 2023: https://www.gov.br/anp/pt-br/centrais-de-conteudo/publicacoes/anuario-estatistico/yearbook-2023
See also the Portuguese version: https://www.gov.br/anp/pt-br/centrais-de-conteudo/publicacoes/anuario-estatistico/anuario-estatistico-2023