General Interest - Quick TakesBrazil moves to lower reliance on Bolivian gasTo reduce dependence, on Bolivian natural gas, Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is accelerating plans to enhance domestic production (OGJ, Jan. 23, 2006, p. 32). It has presented a plan to the National Energy Council for authorization to increase gas output in its southeast region to 40 million cu m/day by yearend 2008 from 15.8 million cu m/day.Petrobras plans to develop two new oil and gas fields in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo and increase gas production in Marlim field in the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro and in Merluza field in the Santos basin.The clash between Brazil and Boliv...

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