Brazil Will End Policy of Different Prices Between Cooking and Industrial-use Gas

Brazil's economic team aims to increase competition in the gas market.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) decided on Thursday 29th, to end the policy of different prices between different cylinders of cooking gas.

The measure applies to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), popularly known as cooking gas. A CNPE resolution from 2005 determined that LPG packed in cylinders of up to thirteen kg used by households, should be sold to distributors at lower prices than gas in cylinders with higher volume.

Thus, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the price of gas in domestic cylinders is currently about five percent lower than the gas sold . . .

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