GASUN Gas Pipeline

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GASUN Gas Pipeline is a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1]

Location

Originating at a junction with the Gasbol Gas Pipeline in Ribas do Rio Pardo, Mato Grosso do Sul state, the pipeline would run north-northeast through Goiânia (Goiás state), Palmas (Tocantins state) and Belém (Pará state) to Maranhão.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Petrobras
  • Parent Company: Petrobras
  • Current capacity:
  • Proposed capacity: 10 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 3,100 miles / 4,989 km
  • Status: Construction
  • Start Year: 2026

Background

The National Unification Gas Pipeline (Gas Unificação – GASUN) will be a 4,989-kilometre (3,100 mi) natural gas pipeline in Brazil.[2][3] GASUN will connect the Gasbol pipeline with the northern Amazon and the Northeast states (Tocantins, Pará, Maranhão and Piauí) allowing transportation of Bolivian gas into these regions.[3] The project is expected to cost US$2.48 billion.[3]

The first stage of GASUN begins at a junction with the Gasbol pipeline near Usina Mimoso[4], in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo, Mato Grosso do Sul.[5] From here the pipeline runs northeast towards Brasília, passing through Goiânia (Goiás state).[3] Construction of this section started in 2005, and was completed in 2007.[6]

The longest and most costly portion of GASUN will be the 2,260-kilometer (1,400 mi) long central-north branch, which is to connect Goiás and Maranhão. It will pass through Palmas (Tocantins state) and Belém (Pará state). The entire natural gas pipeline is scheduled to be complete by 2026.[6]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GASUN, Wikipedia, accessed February 2018
  2. Transporting oil and gas: the world’s longest pipelines, Offshore Technology, Sep. 14, 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 BRAZIL: Future to Run on Natural Gas, Inter Press Service, Jan. 29, 2004
  4. "REQUERIMENTO DE INFORMAÇÕES – Gasoduto da Unificação Nacional (GASUN)". Deputado Geraldo Resende, Câmara dos Deputados do Brasil. January 2004.
  5. "MS vai apresentar três alternativas de rotas do gasoduto". Dourados News. February 9, 2004.
  6. 6.0 6.1 South America snapshot, Pipelines International, Oct. 13, 2015

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