Macaé: major oil and gas producer in the country

According to the Municipal Development Index (IFDM), the city of Macaé is the fourth in the state of Rio de Janeiro as a quality of life. Right is directly linked to the fact that the municipality is one of the largest oil producers and gas from Brazil.

Responsible for the economic movement of Macaé, the Santos Basin is considered the largest oil reserve of the Platform Continental Brazilian, with 44 fields in operation. Today, under the responsibility of petrobras, the basin is generating several jobs in the region and being responsible for about 84% of national oil production.

More than that, the city is also the largest hub processor of natural gas, with a capacity of 19.7 million cubic meters of gas per day through the Cabiúnas Terminal. The facility is also responsible for 16% of the produced in the Campos Basin for the refineries of Duque de Caxias (Reduc), in Rio de Janeiro, and Gabriel Passos (Regap) in Minas Gerais.

The existence of the pre-salt and the installation of a new headquarters of the Petrobras in Macaé were also strong drivers for income generation in the city. Currently, in addition to the state, several other companies in the are present in the municipality, such as Shell, Chevron, BP, Transocean and Other.


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