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Country Brazil
State Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Paraíba, Bahia
From Rio de Janeiro
Passes through Vitória, Cacimbas
To Catu, Bahia
General information
Type natural gas
Operator Transportadora GASENE S.A. (Petrobras)
Commissioned 2010
Technical information
Length 1,387 km (862 mi)
Maximum discharge 7.5 billion cubic meter
Diameter 28 in (711 mm)

The Southeast Northeast Interconnection Gas Pipeline (GASENE) is a 1,387 kilometres (862 mi) natural gas pipeline system in Brazil, which connects south-eastern gas system to the north-eastern gas system. It creates a common gas market in Brazil and allows gas import from Bahia.[1] The project company of the GASENE system is Transportadora GASENE S.A., a subsidiary of Petrobras.

Pipeline sections[edit]

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:

GASCAV pipeline[edit]

The Cabiúnas-Vitória pipeline is a 303 kilometres (188 mi) long pipeline with a 28 inches (710 mm) 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 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long branch line with Anchieta.[2] This section was designed and constructed by Chinese oil company Sinopec.[3] The Cabiúnas-Vitória section was completed at the end of 2007.[4]

Vitória - Cacimbas pipeline[edit]

Vitória – Cacimbas section is a 125 kilometres (78 mi) long pipeline, which was completed in the second half of 2007.

GASCAC pipeline[edit]

The construction of Cacimbas - Catu pipeline started in May 2008 and it was completed in 2010. It is 974 kilometres (605 mi) long.[5] The pipe has a 28 inches (710 mm) nominal diameter and it has one compressor station. The pipeline was designed, engineered, and built by Sinopec and financed by China Development Bank.[4]


  1. ^ "2006 International Pipeline Construction Report" (PDF). Pipeline & Gas Journal. August 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  2. ^ a b "GASENE Project Financing" (PDF). Petrobras. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Signature of the agreement for the construction of the Cabiúnas-Vitória Gas Pipeline". Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine. 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2007-05-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Sinopec Signs Brazil Pipeline Deal with Petrobras". Downstream Today. 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  5. ^ Bernd Radowitz (2008-05-09). "Petrobras' Gasene Pipeline Project Enters Final Stretch". Downstream Today. Retrieved 2008-05-17.