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Brazil needed to reinject 45% of natural gas production in 2021 due to lack of transportation infrastructure

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Due to the water crisis, the country imports record levels of natural gas from the U.S. and Argentina, but returned nearly half of its own gas production to wells in 2021.

It is 22.2 billion cubic meters or 45% of the volume produced during the period. This is the highest figure in the historical series of the ANP (National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels).

Gas re-injection has been increasing in recent years, especially from 2019, when it increased by 10 percentage points from 35% to 45% compared to 2021.

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