Petrobras To Build Amazonas State Pipeline

November 2011, Vol. 238 No. 11

Along with a new $224 billion five-year plan focusing on Brazil’s development of recently discovered offshore, subsalt reserves, Petrobras announced it has regulatory approval to build a 140-km pipeline in Amazonas state.

The system would extend from the Jurua natural gas field to the Urucu field. From Urucu, it will be linked with existing gas pipeline infrastructure in remote Amazonian jungle regions to Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state. No timeline for construction has been announced.