Petroleum industry says, there could be a shortage of diesel in Brazil

Brazilian demand for the product tends to increase from June or July onwards with the increase in the agricultural harvest, greater truck traffic, and the expected resumption of consumption in the post-pandemic period.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The FUP (Unique Federation of Petroleum Workers) said on Tuesday (24) that there is a risk of a diesel oil shortage in Brazil at the beginning of the second half of 2022. This is due to the expected shortage of supply on the international market and low world stockpiles.

Although the country is self-sufficient in petroleum production, it currently imports about 25% of its diesel needs for the domestic market, according to the ANP (National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels).

This is due to the low utilization of Brazilian refineries and the non . . .

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