Bill that authorizes the recharging of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the cooking gas, at gas stations is being processed in the Chamber of Deputies

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Bill that is being analyzed in the Chamber of Deputies may release the recharging of cooking gas at gas stations throughout the national territory

Bill 987/22 authorizes the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), the cooking gas, at gas stations is pending in the Chamber of Deputies. According to the rules defined by the Oil National Agency (ANP), only authorized distributors can buy, package, transport, market and control the quality of LPG. 

Today, it is up to the distributors to supply LPG to the industry and resellers. "The fractional filling of cylinders, as it is internationally known, will result in greater competitiveness and, consequently, in lower prices for final consumers, in order to reduce the costs of preparing daily meals for citizens and families.”, highlighted the Pastor Eurico (PL-PE), author of the project. 

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The project highlights that the total or partial recharge of gas cylinders at gas stations can be done by distributors, retailers and transporters. In addition, recharging should only take place if gas stations have filling equipment that meets technical and safety standards. safety to be defined. 

The text already provides that establishments will have the obligation not to refill containers that do not comply with established safety standards. Sales locations must have all fire-fighting equipment, in addition to ensuring that the LPG sold has coloring and odor substances.  

In addition, the text creates the Brazilian Program for Quality and Productivity in the liquefied petroleum gas market (PBQP-LPG), which aims to encourage the development of new technologies for the recharge sector. Finally, the bill aims to reduce taxes on various gas cylinder refilling equipment to zero. 

Project processing in the Chamber of Deputies

The bill will be analyzed by the Consumer Defense commissions; Mines and Energy; of Finance and Taxation; and Constitution and Justice and Citizenship. 

Cooking Gas (LPG) much more expensive

According to ANP data, about 98% of Brazilians use LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) gas in their homes. However, this percentage has been decreasing according to the increase in the price of the product.

Also in 2019, Petrobras adopted the import parity pricing (PPI) system for cooking gas. After the change, Brazilians went from paying R$ 68.85 for a 13 kg cylinder to paying R$ 113.11 for the same product in 2022. The increase is about R$ 45 per cylinder of gas.  

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