Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in Brazil: Difficult balance between Competition and Market Development
Article from: OGEL 3 (2004), in Energy, Institutional Reforms and Development in Latin America
The focus of this paper is the Brazilian South/Southeast/Midwest gas system, which is under the influence of the large Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline - Gasbol. The major assumption here is that Brazilian gas demand is growing much slower than supply capacities. Huge gas discoveries in the South Cone of South America, including countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil, have created an oversupply situation. Producers must find a market for their gas and Brazilian consumers seem to be the only reachable option for the moment. As a consequence, all players had to get access to this ...