By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil will become self-sufficient in natural gas within the next five years, after which it will grow into an influential exporter, according to Edison Lobão, Brazil's energy and mining minister. In an interview with Globo, Lobão said Brazil is set to "live in a golden age for gas".

Brazil's national petroleum agency (ANP) working alongside a number of energy companies have uncovered massive on-land gas reserves, in Mato Grosso, São Francisco, Parecis and Minas Gerais, which could be as large a discovery as the . . .

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