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By Stephen Eisenhammer, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Consumption of gasoline in Brazil continues to reach record heights as the country’s development powers forward, new data has shown. The first three months of 2012 registered new peaks for energy usage, as industrial and residential demands show a steady rise, so does gas importation.

Gasoline consumption in the first quarter of 2012 showed a 34 percent increase on the same period last year, according to Petrobras downstream director, Paulo Roberto Costa.

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