Why is Brazil´s gas consumption half that of Argentina, despite much larger economy?

In December 2020 the Brazilian Senate added amendments to the country´s new 'gas bill', forcing it to be sent back to the Chamber of Deputies. If the Chamber rejects these amendments, the law can be enacted in the first half of 2021.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Over the last 30 years there has been an ongoing discussion in Brazil on how to increase the share of natural gas in the energy mix. This discussion has been guided by the need to improve air quality in large cities, increase the productivity of key industry sectors, and reduce dependence on bottled LPG, widely consumed by households. Additionally, starting in the early 2000’s, there has been an increased requirement for gas-fired power plants, as insurance against the seasonality of the large and dominant hydro power supply.

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