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Brazil: producers of hydrated ethanol fuel can sell directly to gas station owners

Sunday, June 7th 2020 - 10:16 UTC
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Brazil's energy council said the tax changes would allow for direct sales of the biofuel, adding that the measure should increase competitiveness in the sector. Brazil's energy council said the tax changes would allow for direct sales of the biofuel, adding that the measure should increase competitiveness in the sector.

Brazil’s CNPE national energy council approved a resolution that establishes rules allowing producers of hydrated ethanol fuel to sell directly to gas station owners, according to a statement. Oil regulator ANP will now be able to take steps to put the new rules into practice, the statement said.

 The CNPE has said for more than a year that it was considering tax changes that would allow for direct sales of the biofuel, adding that the measure should increase competitiveness in the sector.

Among the fuel distribution companies that stand to benefit are BR Distribuidora, formally Petrobras Distribuidora SA, Raizen, which is a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Cosan SA, and Ipiranga, a unit of Brazil’s Ultrapar Participacoes SA.

Brazil-listed shares in Cosan, BR Distribuidora and Ultrapar jumped between 0.5% and 1% on the news, though quickly pared most of those gains.

Categories: Economy, Energy & Oil, Brazil.

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