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Transportation Regulation as an Instrument for Developing Natural Gas Networks in Brazil

Yanko Marcius de Alencar Xavier and Anderson Souza da Silva Lanzillo

in Energy Networks and the Law

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199645039
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191738647 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.003.0014
Transportation Regulation as an Instrument for Developing Natural Gas Networks in Brazil

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This chapter aims to evaluate transportation regulation in the Brazilian natural gas industry. It gives a brief institutional overview of the sector in Brazil and outlines changes incurred in transportation regulation to the current stage of the Gas Act. It reflects on whether competition is still considered a development instrument in this market and the extent to which it is a proper instrument to plan and invest in the construction and maintenance of gas pipelines.

Keywords: Brazilian gas industry; transportation regulation; Gas Act; competition; gas pipelines

Chapter.  9250 words. 

Subjects: Environment and Energy Law

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