Peter Howard Wertheim
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan.17 -- Petróleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Brazil's state-owned oil company, has closed a deal with V&M do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, for the purchase of a natural gas pipeline that Petrobras will convert to carry liquefied petroleum gas.
Petrobras will lay 293 km of 10-in. pipeline to connect with the existing line to deliver LPG from Urucu basin oil and gas fields to the Solimões terminal, in Coari, Amazonas state.
Petroberas expects pipeline construction, costing $400 million, to begin in June.