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BRASIL - ANALISIS DE PAIS DE LA EIA Imprimir E-mail
Petróleo en Latinoamerica - Brasil
Jueves, 22 de Diciembre de 2011 18:25

Brazil is the ninth largest energy consumer in the world and the third largest in the Western Hemisphere, behind the United States and Canada. Total primary energy consumption in Brazil has increased by close to a third in the last decade, due to sustained economic growth. In addition, Brazil has made great strides in increasing its total energy production, particularly oil and ethanol. Increasing domestic oil production has been a long-term goal of the Brazilian government, and recent discoveries of large offshore, pre-salt oil deposits could transform Brazil into one of the largest oil producers in the world.

Total Brazilian energy consumption grew to 10.6 quadrillion British thermal units (BTU) in 2008. The largest share of Brazil's total energy consumption comes from oil and other liquids (50 percent, including ethanol), followed by hydroelectricity (34 percent) and natural gas (8 percent). Natural gas is currently a small share of total energy consumption, but attempts to diversify electricity generation from hydropower to gas-fired power plants could cause natural gas consumption to grow in the coming years.

 

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