MIDSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM | Rio Oil and Gas 2022

MIDSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM

FUEL DISTRIBUTION

The distribution sector in Brazil includes more than 160 agents, who are present in all Brazilian states.
The Fuel Distributor is responsible for seeking the oil derivative (diesel oil, gasoline, aviation kerosene) and biofuel (ethanol and biodiesel) wherever they are made available by producers, using various modals (truck, train, ferry or ship); formulates the final products; certifies its quality; stores in the quantity needed to ensure supply and optimizes logistics processes in order to reduce costs, ensuring that there is no shortage of product for the consumer.
Distributors supply almost 40,000 dealer stations daily throughout the country, as well as large industries, airlines, public agencies (hospitals, fire stations, police stations), always following the development of new technologies, market best practices and guidelines established by the government for fuel marketing in the country.
The debate on the opportunities and challenges faced by the agents working in the distribution and resale sector for the uninterrupted operationalization of the national supply, especially considering the regulatory aspects under discussion, as well as the trends in mobility, deserve special attention.


LPG

The LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) sector in Brazil comprises 21 distribution companies, more than 70,000 resellers and 100,000 points of sale.
LPG is used in 95% of Brazilian households, especially for food cooking. The product is present in all municipalities and has more capillarity in Brazil than electricity and piped water.
It is also one of the cleanest fossil fuels in our energy matrix.
Thus, promoting an in-depth analysis of LPG supply prospects in the country with the repositioning of Petrobras is extremely relevant.
This debate should also include an analysis of the use of new production technologies and the importance of product quality and process safety for end-consumer service.


LUBRICANTS

The lubricants segment consists of approximately 10,000 registered products, more than 200 importers and almost 200 producers of basic and finished oils.
Also operating in the sector are collectors and re-refiners that carry out the activities of collection, reprocessing and transformation of waste from used or contained lubricating oils (OLUC) into basic lubricating oils.
The prospects for supplying basic oil in the country, given the repositioning of Petrobras and the advanced technologies of products available in the foreign market, is a priority issue of the lubricants market.
In addition, the relevant challenges are the self-regulation of the market and the review of regulatory aspects that attest to the quality of products sold in the country, in addition to meeting the environmental and safety standards established for the lubricants and additives sectors.
The debate on these aspects is timely and relevant.


PRODUCTION AND IMPORT OF DERIVATIVES

Considering the current context of reorganization of the downstream sector, an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges of oil products production and import is relevant, based on the analysis of supply and demand scenarios in Brazil and worldwide, and the debate on possible new business models to be adopted in the country
It is also worth adding to this discussion the understanding of the impact of the use of new production technologies, the digitization of industry, new environmental standards, safety and product quality, among other aspects, which can influence the entry of new agents into the market.


TERMINALS

In order to foster competition between current and future agents of the Brazilian downstream sector, always with a view to prioritizing the interests of the final consumer, we cannot leave out the debate on rules of access to terminals that can confer transparency and legal certainty to the investor, as well as an analysis of the security conditions appropriate to the activity.


BIOFUELS

Brazil has a natural vocation for biofuels and the RenovaBio Program was established with the proposal to mitigate the challenges posed by climate change.
However, there is room for the evaluation of an integrated planning that values all the country’s energy resources, including the analysis of new renewable fuel technologies, as well as the quality of products marketed in the country, including considering the guidelines established by Proconve for the reduction of pollutant emissions.


INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS

The availability of infrastructure is one of the crucial points for the construction of a more open and competitive market and the discussion on this subject is especially timely at this time of market reorganization and involves the identification of existing logistical bottlenecks, the investments necessary to meet the future demand of the otto cycle and diesel cycle and also the stimulus to competition via import and cabotage.


PRICE STRUCTURE

Derivatives are commodities traded internationally and, thus, the discussion about a price structure that provides predictability and transparency is fundamental to attracting new agents to the downstream sector.
This debate should include not only an analysis of the effectiveness of damping mechanisms, as well as the importance of price adoption in line with international parity, among other aspects.

PRICE STRUCTURE / PRICE MECHANISM / MECHANISM FOR PRICE FORMATION


IRREGULAR MARKET

Evasion, product tampering, cargo theft and pipeline theft, cause enormous damage to the bank, the environment, the final consumer and the competition.
In this context, promoting the debate on proposals to simplify the current complex tax structure and on laws that can curb irregular practices and promote a fair competitive environment that is attractive to the necessary investments is relevant and must have the participation of society as a whole.

TECHINICAL COMMITTEE

Midstream and Downstream

Name
Sheyla Oliveira (coordinator)
Adrian Calcaneo
Alexandre Pereira
Altino Marques
Ana Mandelli
Ana Paula Caldas da Cunha
Angela Oliveira da Costa
Barbara Bortolin
Barbara Cristina Pessoa Câmara
Bruno de Oliveira Pinheiro
Camilla Rodrigues Affonso
Carla Imbroisi
Carlo Faccio
Daniella Dalla Maestri
Danielle Conde
Eraldo Porto
Erica Saiao Caputo
Felipe Perez
Fernanda Delgado
Flavia Takafashi
Gabriel Menezes
Gabriela Navarro
Giancarlo Passalaqua
Giovanni Cavalcanti Paiva
Haroldo José Torres da Silva
Helder Queroz Pinto Junior
Iara Schimmelpfeng
Juliana Nascimento
Leonardo Abubakir Braga
Luciano Libório
Luciano Lozekan
Luciano Rodrigues
Marcelo Gauto
Marcos Rego
Marisa Maia de Barros
Milena Mansur
Norma Souza
Pedro Mathias Costa
Pedro Rodrigues
Pietro Adamo Sampaio Mendes
Rafael Ottaiano
Ricardo Franca Nunes da Rocha
Rogerio Gonçalves
Sergio Araujo
Sergio Massilon Martins
Company
BR Distribuidora
IHS Markit
Abiove
Transpetro
ABD/IBP
Braskem
EPE
Prumo
Ipiranga
ANTAQ
Leggio
ABD/IBP
Combustível Legal
Petrobras
ANP
Assessoria Consultores em Energia
BR Distribuidora
IHS Markit
FGV Energia
SNPTA/Ministério Infraestrutura
BR Distribuidora
World Fuel Services (Tobrás)
IBP
ABTP
PECEGE
IE/UFRJ
Petrobahia
EPE
Braskem
Raízen
UFF
Única
Petrobras
Petronas
MME
Abicom
Consultora
Raízen
CBIE
MME
FECOMBUSTÍVEIS / SINDTRR
Ipiranga
Petrobras
Abicom
Brasilcon

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