During the months of February, March and April 2024, the average tariff for piped natural gas will have a 4.44% reduction in price over the current average tariff. In reais, the adjustment represents a reduction of R$0.1302 per cubic meter of gas in the average tariff. The reduction has already been authorized by the Public Services Regulatory Agency of the State of Sergipe (Agrese).
The adjustment follows the transfer in the price of the molecule charged by suppliers, taking into account the variation in the international market for crude oil (Brent) and other variables, such as the exchange rate of the dollar in the period.
The adjustment of piped natural gas occurs on a quarterly basis, which provides planning for the service user. Among all fossil fuels, piped natural gas is the only one in which the user knows when the readjustment will occur. The quarterly adjustments do not imply an increase in the margin of the gas distributor in Sergipe, Sergipe Gás S/A (Sergas).
“This reduction in gas makes the advantages of using natural gas over other fossil fuels increasingly clear in all segments in which the company operates”, highlighted the CEO of Sergas, José Matos.
Piped natural gas is a versatile energy matrix, which can serve both as a fuel and as an energy source, presenting competitive costs and lower polluting potential. Gas is also a transition fuel, which has occupied space in industrial hubs among the world’s largest powers.
Impact by segment
Considering that each segment has its specific tariff, in the Vehicle Natural Gas (NGV) segment, the reduction percentage will be 3.95% in the fuel price. In the residential segment, the reduction will be 2.84%; and in the industrial segment the average reduction will be 4.45%. The commercial segment will see a reduction of 3.64% and the cogeneration segment will see a reduction of 5.05%.
Sergas acts as a fundraising link for the installation of industries in Sergipe, as reinforced by CEO José Matos. “The company has been strengthening the production chain and helping to set up large companies. Sergas is one of the largest tax collectors for the state and allows state government bodies to prospect projects, with natural gas as an attraction”, he concludes.
Source, Secom – State