Gasene Gas Pipeline

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Gasene Gas Pipeline, also known as the Southeast-Northeast Interconnection Gas Pipeline or Gasoduto da Integração Sudeste-Nordeste, is an operating natural gas pipeline running through the states of Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, and Bahia, Brazil.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Cabiúnas LNG Terminal in Rio de Janeiro state through Vitória and Cacimbas (Espírito Santo state) to Catu (Bahia state), Brazil.

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Project Details

  • Operator: TAG (Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A.)
  • Parent Company: Engie and CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) 100%[2]
  • Current capacity: 7.5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 1387 km / 862 miles (GASCAV section: 303 km); (Vitória–Cacimbas: section 130 km); (GASCAC section: 954 km)[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2010[4]


The Southeast Northeast Interconnection Gas Pipeline (Gasene) pipeline system connects Brazil's southeastern gas system to its northeastern gas system. It creates a common gas market in Brazil and allows gas import from Bahia.[5]

The original operator of the Gasene system was Transportadora GASENE S.A., a subsidiary of Petrobras. In January 2012, Transportadora GASENE was incorporated into TAG (Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A.).[6]

In April 2019, a joint venture formed by French energy giant Engie and the Canadian institutional investor CDPQ (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) announced that it would purchase 90% of TAG's transport infrastructure, including the Gasene gas pipeline, from Petrobras for US$8.6 billion.[7] The sale to Engie/CDPQ received final approval from Petrobras in June 2019.[8]

In July 2020, Engie and CDPQ acquired Petrobras's remaining 10% stake in TAG for US$206 million, and the two companies now share 100% ownership of the Gasene pipeline.[2]

Pipeline sections

GASENE starts from the Cabiúnas Terminal in Rio de Janeiro and runs to the city of Catu in Bahia. The project comprises the following sections:

  • Cabiúnas - Vitória, Brazil (GASCAV)
  • Vitória - Cacimbas
  • Cacimbas – Catu (GASCAC)[9]

GASCAV pipeline

The Cabiúnas-Vitória pipeline is a 303 km (188 mi) long pipeline with a 710 mm (28 in) nominal diameter and maximum capacity of 7.5 billion cubic meter (bcm) of gas per year. This section has two compressor stations. It is interconnected by a 10 km (6 mil) long branch line with Anchieta.[9] This section was designed and constructed by Chinese oil company Sinopec.[10] The Cabiúnas-Vitória section was completed at the end of 2007.[11]

Vitória - Cacimbas pipeline

Vitória – Cacimbas section is a 130 km (81 mi) long pipeline, which was completed in the second half of 2007.

GASCAC pipeline

The construction of Cacimbas - Catu pipeline started in May 2008 and it was completed in 2010. It is 954 km (593 mi) long.[12] The pipe has a 710 mm (28 in) nominal diameter and it has one compressor station. The pipeline was designed, engineered, and built by Sinopec and financed by China Development Bank.[11]

Articles and resources


  1. GASENE, Wikipedia, accessed February 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Petrobras completes sale of TAG gas pipeline (Brazil) to Engie and CDPQ | Enerdata". Enerdata. July 22, 2020.
  3. "Petrobras inaugura Gasoduto da Integração Sudeste-Nordeste", O Globo, November 1, 2011
  4. "Plano Decenal de Expansão da Malha de Transporte Dutoviário – PEMAT 2013-2022 (p 12)" (PDF). Ministério de Minas e Energia. March 5, 2013.
  5. "2006 International Pipeline Construction Report" (PDF). Pipeline & Gas Journal. August 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. "Sobre a TAG". TAG. Retrieved June 28, 2020.
  7. Sudip Kar-Gupta (April 8, 2019). "Engie-led consortium seals $8.6 billion purchase of Petrobras pipeline unit". Reuters.
  8. "Petrobras: Petrobras closes the sale of TAG". Petrobras press release. June 13, 2019.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "GASENE Project Financing" (PDF). Petrobras. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. "Signature of the agreement for the construction of the Cabiúnas-Vitória Gas Pipeline". Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine. 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2007-05-12.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Sinopec Signs Brazil Pipeline Deal with Petrobras". Downstream Today. 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
  12. Bernd Radowitz (2008-05-09). "Petrobras' Gasene Pipeline Project Enters Final Stretch". Downstream Today. Retrieved 2008-05-17.

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