Brazil ranks seventh in the ranking production and export of oil. The goal is to reach 2030 between fourth and fifth position. To talk about the matter, the secretary of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, José Mauro Coelho, is the interviewee for the program Brazil on the agenda, at 8:30 pm this Sunday, at TV Brazil.
Among the most anticipated measures are the holding of the second stage of the Transfer of Rights auction (surplus of the volume of oil and gas that the Union ceded to Petrobras), which will auction the Sépia and Atapu fields. The expectation is that the auction will be held by the end of this year.
Coelho highlighted that the pre-salt layer is responsible for 73% of national oil production. “In recent years, we have seen a declining production from onshore fields and from mature fields offshore, but in the post-salt area”. For this, the government is carrying out programs to revitalize production and exploration activities in these two areas.
The secretary also spoke about the divestment plan that should open up the refining sector in the country. “Market concentration is a barrier to investments and new entrants,” he said.
According to him, Petrobras has committed to sell eight refinery assets. “The federal government wanted to work on opening up the market, allowing the market to have greater competition, greater dynamism, greater plurality of agents and, of course, this brings benefits to the Brazilian consumer. This competition has the potential to lead to a reduction in prices”.
During the interview, topics such as renewable energy matrices were also addressed – Brazil is the second largest producer of biodiesel in the world – gasoline prices and the new Gas Law.
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