MME: gas supply is practically regular

On Thursday (23) the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, said that the supply of cooking gas (LPG) is "practically regularized" in Brazil.

The minister also reported that the MME is following changes in prices and supply to avoid risk of product shortages. It is recalled that the consumption of the product increased in several regions due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus.

"We are working together with industry agents to inform society that supply is guaranteed. According to information I received ye[a distribuição]sterday, it is practically regularized in all states of the federation," Albuquerque said, and continued: "Due to social isolation, lPG consumption increased by about 17%. At first, this led to a situation that is easy to understand: people started stocking 13-kilo canisters, fearing shortages," he concluded.


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