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Energy 13/06/2022
Highlights - May News

May 5, 2022
Agreement signed to create centers of excellence in Green Hydrogen

The first Center of Excellence in Green Hydrogen will be created in the city of Natal (RN), due to a cooperation agreement between Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the National Service for Industrial Learning (Senai), supported by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). In addition, the agreement also provides for the creation of five regional education and training hubs on ​​green hydrogen (H2V) in Brazil, strengthening initiatives on energy transition and energy efficiency, renewable energy and green hydrogen.
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May 11, 2022
Appointed new Minister of Mines and Energy

Adolfo Sachsida was appointed, on 05/11, to the position of Minister of Mines and Energy. He replaces Bento Albuquerque in charge of the MME. Sachsida has previously held the position of Secretary for Economic Policy at the Ministry of Economy, as well as head of the Special Advisory for Strategic Affairs and the Special Advisory for Economic Studies at the ME.
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May 13, 2022
A Public Hearing was held on the ANP Resolution draft regarding the quality standards of ethanol for direct sale

Public Hearing No. 08/2022 was held on 05/13/2022, to obtain subsidies and additional information on the resolution draft that intends to amend ANP Resolution No. 9/2007, ANP Resolution No. 19/2015, and ANP Resolution No. 828/2020, to include quality control obligations to economic agents involved in the direct sale of ethanol, carried out from suppliers to retail resale and transport-reseller-retailers (TRRs), as well as from TRR to gas stations, as regulated by Provisional Measures No. 1063/2021 and No. 1069/2021 and ANP Resolution No. 855/2021.
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May 16, 2022
Public Hearing held on the extension of deadlines for the exploration phase of contracts for the exploration and production of oil and natural gas

The Public Hearing No. 09/2022, held on 05/16/2022, aimed to obtain contributions on the ANP Resolution Draft that intends to extend for 18-month the term of the first phase of oil and natural gas exploration and production contracts. According to the Agency, the draft addresses an industry demand and became possible due to the CNPE Resolution No. 12/2021, which recommended ANP to evaluate measures for the extension of the exploration phase of the concession and production sharing existing contracts. The objective is to minimize the negative impacts generated by the scenario of uncertainties in the oil and gas industry, derived from a conjunctural context, aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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May 23, 2022
Granted Authorization for Operation of a Corn Ethanol Producer in Mato Grosso do Sul

On May 23, 2022, the operating authorization was published for the ethanol production facility of Inpasa Agroindustrial S.A., located in Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul. It is the first unit to use corn as a raw material for ethanol production in the state. According to data from the ANP, there are other ten facilities of corn ethanol production under construction in the country and three authorized facilities are in the process of expansion. These new ventures will have the capacity to add almost 5 million liters a day to the national supply of hydrous ethanol and 3 million to the supply of anhydrous ethanol by 2023.
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May 24, 2022
ANP publishes guidelines for onshore decommissioning submission

Guidelines were made available on the ANP website for companies to submit decommissioning programs for onshore producing fields. According to the Agency, the objective is to align the understanding with the contracted companies regarding issues involving the presentation of the Installation Decommissioning Program (PDI) of onshore fields, in compliance with ANP Resolution No. 817/2020.
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May 30, 2022
New version of RenovaCalc is available

The ANP has made available a new version of RenovaCalc for biofuels certification. RenovaCalc works as a calculator for the environmental performance of the biofuel production unit, within the scope of the RenovaBio program. From now on, only the new version will be accepted in the system for the purpose of approving certifications for the biodiesel route.

The instrument assigns an Energy-Environmental Efficiency Score (NEEA) to the biofuel producer based on information on its production process and data on the cultivation of the biomass used to produce the biofuel. The note composes the factor for the issuance of Decarbonization Credits (CBIOS), which can be negotiated later by the biofuel producer.
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Laws and Regulations - May News

May 17, 2022
ANP publishes Resolution dealing with the framing of marginal fields and accumulations

Resolution No. 877/2022 was published on 05/17/2022, which provides for the classification of fields and accumulations of oil and natural gas that are economically or marginally productive. According to the Agency, the new regulation will contribute to advancing the discussion of other topics, present in the regulatory agenda for the 2022-2023 biennium, such as incentives for production in these kind of fields.
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May 27, 2022
Published Decree that qualifies PPSA in the PPI and creates the Interministerial Committee to prepare studies aiming the privatization of the company

The Decree nº 11.085/2022, published on 05/27/2022, qualifies Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A. in the PPI, as well as creates the Interministerial Committee, which aims to prepare studies and map the routes for the privatization of the company and the assets under its management.
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Partnerships, Concessions and Privatizations - May News

May 30, 2022
MME formalizes request for Petrobras to be included in the PPI

The MME formalized, on 05/30/2022, to the Ministry of Economy, the request to include Petrobras in the Investment Partnership Program (PPI) portfolio. The company’s qualification in the PPI aims to start studies to propose the necessary actions for its privatization, which will be produced by a committee to be established between the two ministries.
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Public Participation Public Consultations and Public Hearings - May News

May 2, 2022
ANP – Consultation and Public Hearing No. 11/2022

Subject: Obtain subsidies and additional information on the draft resolution that reviews the specifications of S10 and S500 diesel oils and the obligations regarding quality control to be met by regulated agents.

Contribution Period: from May 3, 2022 until June 17, 2022.

Public Hearing Date: July 6, 2022 (2:00pm to 6:00pm).
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June 03, 2022
ANP – Consultation and Public Hearing No. 12/2022

Subject: Review of ANP Resolution No. 685, of June 29, 2017, which establishes the specification and rules for approving the quality control of biomethane from sanitary landfills and sewage treatment plants.

Contribution Period: from June 06, 2022, to June 27, 2022.

Public Hearing Date: July 07, 2022 (2:00pm to 6:00pm).

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