Gas Natural Fenosa has been operating in Brazil since 1997 through the companies CEG, CEG RIO and Gas Natural SPS, which distribute gas in the state of Rio de Janeiro and Southern Sao Paulo.
Gas Natural Fenosa has a large market in Brazil for the sale of natural gas, used as an automotive fuel.
The group began operating in Brazil in 1997 after obtaining a concession to distribute natural gas in Rio de Janeiro and its metropolitan area. Since then, Gas Natural Fenosa has been managing the distribution companies CEG and CEG RIO, in which it currently holds stakes of 54.2% and 59.6%, respectively.
As of 31 December 2011, the group had 842,000 customers and a distribution network of more than 6,137 kilometres.
CEG, a company that has been around for almost 150 years, is the largest natural gas distribution company in Brazil. CEG RIO was created by the state government and Petrobrás in 1997 and was privatised that same year.(Both companies supply a total of 28 municipalities in the State of Río de Janeiro, which includes the capital).
In April 2000, the group created the company Gas Natural SPS, in which Gas Natural SDG holds 100% of the equity, after obtaining the concession to undertake distribution activities in Southern Sao Paulo. This area, which measures some 53,000 square kilometres, is home to significant industrial activity, with over a hundred companies operating there.
|Gas activity sales (GWh)||49,810|
|Increase compared to 2010 (%)||(22.4)|
|Distribution network (km)||6,137|
|Increase compared to 31/12/2010 (km)||131|
|Supply points, in thousands (at 31/12)||842|
|Increase compared to 31/12/2010, in thousands||25|
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