Implementing Gas Market Reform in Brazil
Insights from European experience
The Novo Mercado de Gás (New Gas Market) reform programme is set to enhance the physical
flexibility of the gas system, enable gas to be delivered more quickly, foster competition
and facilitate the integration of a higher share of intermittent renewables into the
Brazilian energy system. In the longer term, an open, competitive gas market can more
easily adapt to a multi-gas system that includes and deploys low-carbon gases. At
the request of the Brazilian government, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has
been providing technical advice based on international experience to inform and shape
the country’s gas market reform programme from day one.
This current white paper follows the report “Towards a competitive natural gas market
in Brazil: A review of the opening of the natural gas transmission system in Brazil”,
published in September 2018. It aims to share best practices from Europe in terms
of gas market design and reforms, including commercial and practical implications.
This white paper includes a section on the role of natural gas and low-carbon gases
in Brazilian clean energy transition.
Available from February 01, 2022