23rd May 2019 in WorldOil
RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil Energy Magazine) — New routes to deliver the natural gas produced in the pre-salt could require $2 billion in investments, according to the Energy Research Company (EPE). The pipeline study would each have the capacity to transport between 10 MMcmd to 15 MMcmd, more than doubling the volume of existing infrastructure.
Currently, only two major pipelines connect the pre-salt to the Brazilian coast: Route 1 and Route 2, with a capacity between 10 MMcmd and 16 MMcmd, respectively. The first links the Lula and Sapinhoá fields to the pipeline between the Mexilhão field and the Gas Processing Unit of Caraguatatuba (SP), while the second connects the Santos region to the Cabiúnas Gas Treatment Terminal in Macaé (RJ), according to EPE.