PETROBRAS STEPS UP EFFORTS TO CURB NATURAL GAS FLARING

Petroleos Brasileiro SA has stepped up efforts to reduce natural gas flaring. It's part of a larger effort by Brazil's government to increase the natural gas share of the country's energy mix to 6% by 1994 from the current 2%. A campaign to replace oil products burned in the industrial sector with gas is creating markets for the flared gas. Brazil's worsening air quality has spawned calls for installing costly pollution control equipment for any new industrial projects.

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