Brazil to launch 10-year gas pipelines expansion plan with auction for Guapimirim-Itaborai

Brazil will start the development of its 10-year Plan for Expansion of Gas Pipelines (PEMAT) with an auction for the concession of the 11-km (7 miles) long Guapimirim-Itaborai stretch. Brazil published the draft rules earlier this month of its first public tender to build and operate a natural gas pipeline. The call for bids from petroleum, natural gas and biofuels agency ANP is open until April 10, with a public hearing in Rio de Janeiro scheduled for February 24. The Itabora