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By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - A brand new pipeline that will supply the Amazon with natural gas was inaugurated on November 26th in the regional center of Manaus, an event attended by Brazilian president Luis Inacio 'Lula' da Silva and Petrobras executives at the Isaac Sabbá Refinery, the first installation to receive gas from the pipeline.

The 661km Urucu-Coari-Manaus pipeline will link the energy-starved Amazon region, which is not on the national electricity grid, to the 'deep jungle' Urucu gas field. Gas will be supplied to the region's existing thermoelectric plants which will . . .

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