Associated gas in the pre-salt formation in the Santos basin will force the Brazilian gas market to change. The associated gas must find a use and Brazil's current gas market is not large enough to absorb the additional supply As Brazil's power sector is dominated by hydro generation, periodic droughts force thermal generation to replace shortages in hydro power. As a result demand is highly variable and while gas may constitute a relatively small percentage of the energy mix, it will...
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