Natural gas production increased 9.2% in February

Monthly Bulletin data from Oil and Natural Gas Production, released by ANP (National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels), this Monday, April 3, showed that in February 2017, the natural gas production in Brazil grew 9.2% compared to February 2016, reaching 106.6 million cubic meters per day. However, this percentage was 3% lower compared to January this year.

Total production of oil and natural gas in the country in February was about 3, 346 million barrels of oil per day. Already in the pre-salt fields, 74 wells have produced a total of 48 million cubic meters of gas.

However, in February, Brazil took 96.3% of the gas produced, thus having a burning 4 million cubic meters per day, representing a decrease of 7.6% and 16% if bought to January this year and February 2016, respectively.

Also according to information from the ANP, the Lula field, in the pre-salt Santos Basin, produced 30.1 million cubic meters of natural gas and 690,700 barrels per day of oil, becoming the largest producer of parents.


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