Brazil's ANP, Petrobras lock horns over gas flaring in Campos basin

Brazil's National Petroleum Agency (ANP) reported that Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) flares more than 8 million cu m/day (MMcmd) of natural gas in the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro state.That is a volume equivalent to a deferred cost of $250 million/year, if the gas were utilized commercially, ANP claimed, criticizing the flaring levels as "unacceptable." The agency also noted that Brazil imports a significant volume of gas from Bolivia, citing Petrobras's own equity participation in those Bolivian imports as well as in the pipeline that delivers the Bolivian gas to Brazil.Petrobras disputed the claims.Campos flaring levels disputedJose Coutinho Barbosa, Petrobras explorati...

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