Contracts for gas purchases will be relaxed

Companies such as Naturgy and Petrobras, together with the Secretary  Economic Development, Energy and International Relations, recently approved a package of flexibilisation measures in their contracts for the purchase of natural gas next to Ceg and Ceg Rio. Organizations are distributors of the state of Rio de Janeiro and belonging to the Naturgy group.

The measure is an attempt to minimize the impacts of economic crisis caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus. Thus, the industries in Rio de Janeiro will have greater flexibility in their contracts for purchase of natural gas, i.e. they will only pay for the gas consumed and not for the volumes contained in contracts.

According to the Secretariat, the agreement "will provide tranquility, especially for industry, due to the commitment to minimum payment of contracted capacity."