With the price of gas cylinders skyrocketing and increasingly more real shortage risks, Supergasbras decided to invest almost R$ 1 billion in what could be the first port terminal in the Northeast of Brazil dedicated to the storage of refrigerated LPG. The deal was closed with the Pecém Industrial Port Complex in Ceará. Parallelly, there is a similar project by Nacional Gás and Copagaz to build an LPG terminal in the Port of Suape in Pernambuco. Investments are estimated at R$ 920 million and the terminal will have a capacity for 43 thousand tonnes of LPG. The annual handling estimate is 480 thousand tonnes. The gas is purchased in the US and distributed to the Northeast region, highly dependent on imports. The gas sold by Petrobras comes from the American market in a tanker vessel to the Port of Suape.
Sources: Pipeline Valor Econômic/Datamar News