Urucu-Manaus pipeline


Urucu-Manaus pipeline

The Urucu-Manaus pipeline will be convert|670|km|mi|-1 long natural gas pipeline in Brazil. It will allow use of the natural gas from Urucu, which is the largest ground natural gas reserve in Brazil. The gas will be used to substitute diesel and fuel oil currently used for the electricity production in the state of Amazonas. The pipeline is operated by Transportadora Urucu-Manaus S.A., a subsidiary of Petrobras.cite news
url=http://www.downstreamtoday.com/News/Articles/200712/Petrobras_Secures_Funds_for_Amazon_Pipel_7626.aspx
title=Petrobras Secures Funds for Amazon Pipelines
publisher=Downstream Today
date=2007-12-13
accessdate=2008-05-17
]

ections

The pipeline consists three sections. The current liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) pipeline from the production facility in Urucu to Coari will be switched to carrying natural gas, while parallel to this a new convert|285|km|mi long convert|10|in|mm|-1 LPG (GLPduto) pipeline will be constructed.cite news
url=http://www.upstreamonline.com/live/article111065.ece
title=Petrobras starts on $500m pipe
publisher=Upstream Online
date=2006-06-01
accessdate=2008-05-17
] The second section connects Coari and Anamã and third section connects Anamã-Manaus.

Technical features

The pipeline is scheduled to become operational in April 2008. In the first stage of its operation, the pipeline is transporting 17 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas per annum.cite web
publisher= Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine
url= http://www.scandoil.com/moxie-bm2/news/pipeline/urucu-manaus-gas-pipeline.shtml
title = Urucu – Manaus gas pipeline
date = 2006-06-21
accessdate=2007-05-12
] The initial capacity of the pipeline is 20 bcm of natural gas per annum.cite web
publisher= U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
url= http://www.secinfo.com/d17EG1.z221.htm
title = Urucu-Coari-Manaus and Urucu-Coari Gas Pipeline Projects
date = 2005-12-31
accessdate=2008-05-17
]

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