Regulatory News


A resolution published by the National Oil and Gas Agency (ANP) sets out regulatory guidelines related to the New Gas Market program, launched by the Brazilian government last week. With the objective of promoting free competition for the sector, the agenda of measures is expected to be completed by 2023.

Check below the ANP calendar for the New Gas Market:

2020

- Resolution on criteria of autonomy and independence of carriers
- Resolution on interconnection between transport pipelines
- Review of ANP Resolution No. 15/2014 (which establishes the criteria for the calculation of transportation tariffs for the firm, interruptible and extraordinary natural gas transportation services, and the procedure for the approval of proposals for natural gas transportation tariffs submitted by Transporters for the Authorized Transport Pipelines)

2021

- Guidelines for Jointly Developing Common Access Codes
- Review of ANP Resolution No. 51/2013 (which regulates the authorization for the practice of natural gas loading activity, within the Union's sphere of competence)
- Review of ANP Resolution No. 52/2011 (which regulates: the authorization of the practice of
natural gas trading activity, within the Union's sphere of competence, the registration of seller agent, provided for in Decree No. 7,382 / 2010, and the registration of natural gas purchase and sale agreements)
- Review of ANP Resolution No. 37/2013 (establishes criteria for the characterization of the expansion of the transport capacity of transport pipelines, composed of all its pipes and auxiliary installations)
- Revenue Transfer Mechanisms among Interconnected Natural Gas Transporters

2022

- Review of ANP Resolution No. 11/2016 (which regulates: the provision of transportation services by carriers, the assignment of capacity contracted under the firm mode, the operational exchange of natural gas, the approval and registration of transportation service contracts); and the promotion of public call processes for the contracting of natural gas.)

2023

- Conflict Resolution Concerning Access to LNG (Conciliation and Arbitration) Terminals
- Characterization of the Natural Gas Transport System

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