Gasene Gas Pipeline

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Gasene Gas Pipeline, also known as the Southeast-Northeast Interconnection Gas Pipeline or Gasoduto da Integração Sudeste-Nordeste, is an operating natural gas pipeline running through the states of Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, and Bahia, Brazil.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Cabiúnas Terminal in Rio de Janeiro state through Vitória and Cacimbas (Espírito Santo state) to Catu (Bahia state), Brazil.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Transportadora GASENE S.A.
  • Parent Company: Engie, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)
  • Current capacity: 7.5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: total length 1387 km (862 miles); GASCAV section 303 km; Vitória–Cacimbas section 130 km; GASCAC section 954 km[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2010


The Southeast Northeast Interconnection Gas Pipeline (Gasene) pipeline system connects Brazil's southeastern gas system to its northeastern gas system. It creates a common gas market in Brazil and allows gas import from Bahia.[3] The project company of the Gasene system is Transportadora GASENE S.A., a subsidiary of Petrobras.

In June 2019 Petrobras sold its Transportadora GASENE S.A. (TAG) system to Engie and CDPQ for US$8.7 billion.[4]

Pipeline sections

GASENE starts from the Cabiúnas Terminal in Rio de Janeiro and runs to the city of Catu in Bahia. The project comprises the following sections:

  • Cabiúnas - Vitória, Brazil (GASCAV)
  • Vitória - Cacimbas
  • Cacimbas – Catu (GASCAC)[5]

GASCAV pipeline

The Cabiúnas-Vitória pipeline is a 303 km (188 mi) long pipeline with a 710 mm (28 in) nominal diameter and maximum capacity of 7.5 billion cubic meter (bcm) of gas per year. This section has two compressor stations. It is interconnected by a 10 km (6 mil) long branch line with Anchieta.[5] This section was designed and constructed by Chinese oil company Sinopec.[6] The Cabiúnas-Vitória section was completed at the end of 2007.[7]

Vitória - Cacimbas pipeline

Vitória – Cacimbas section is a 130 km (81 mi) long pipeline, which was completed in the second half of 2007.

GASCAC pipeline

The construction of Cacimbas - Catu pipeline started in May 2008 and it was completed in 2010. It is 954 km (593 mi) long.[8] The pipe has a 710 mm (28 in) nominal diameter and it has one compressor station. The pipeline was designed, engineered, and built by Sinopec and financed by China Development Bank.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. GASENE, Wikipedia, accessed February 2018
  2. "Petrobras inaugura Gasoduto da Integração Sudeste-Nordeste", O Globo, November 1, 2011
  3. "2006 International Pipeline Construction Report" (PDF), Pipeline & Gas Journal (August 2006). Retrieved on 2007-05-12. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 
  4. Petrobras closes 8.7 bln sale of TAG to Engie, CDPQ, The PE Hub Network, Jun. 17, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 GASENE Project Financing (PDF). Petrobras (December 14, 2006). Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved on 2007-05-12.
  6. Signature of the agreement for the construction of the Cabiúnas-Vitória Gas Pipeline. Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine (2007-04-18). Retrieved on 2007-05-12.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Sinopec Signs Brazil Pipeline Deal with Petrobras", Downstream Today (2008-01-21). Retrieved on 2008-05-17. 
  8. Bernd Radowitz (2008-05-09). "Petrobras' Gasene Pipeline Project Enters Final Stretch", Downstream Today. Retrieved on 2008-05-17. 

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