RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras announced on Wednesday it imported a record 23 million cubic metres per day of LNG in 2021, a volume around 200 per cent higher than the one recorded in the previous year.
The record occurred during a year of strong thermoelectric demand in Brazil, due to the worst drought ever recorded in hydroelectric reservoirs in more than 90 years. Petrobras imports LNG from countries such as the US, Trinidad & Tobago and Qatar.
“In the same year, LNG represented around 30 per cent of Petrobras’ total portfolio of natural gas supply, being essential to meet the demands contracted by its customers,” said the company.
The former record volume for Petrobras was in 2014, when the company imported 20 million cubic metres per day of LNG.