Petrobras breaks records in the sale and production of S-10 diesel and predicts the end of the S-500
Petrobras reached an annual production and sales record for S-10 diesel, a fuel with a low sulfur content that costs a little more than S-500 diesel.
The state-owned company recorded a 34.7% increase in the sale of the product compared to 2020, with the sale of 25.8 billion liters of S-10, and a 10% increase in production, which reached 21.2 billion liters.
Despite the increase in production, Petrobras still needs to import less polluting diesel, but plans to invest US$ 2.6 billion in expanding the capacity of its refineries by 2026, which will mean the additional production of more than 300,000 barrels per day. of S-10 diesel oil.
“At the end of this period, all the diesel oil produced by Petrobras will be S-10,” the company said in a statement.
Currently, the S-10 is sold at gas stations at R$5,638 per liter, while the S-500 costs an average of R$5,582 per liter, according to a survey by the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).
According to Petrobras, the growth in consumption of S-10 diesel oil is associated with the modernization of the national fleet, ensuring the best environmental and economic results.
Currently, the sale of the S-10 corresponds to more than half of Petrobras’ total diesel sales.
“The numbers reflect the company’s efforts to expand the offer of the product with lower sulfur content and that meets the most modern technologies of engines in use in Brazil”, said the company.
The state-owned company explains that vehicles produced from 2012 onwards must use S-10 diesel oil, which allows meeting the emission limits defined by the National Council for the Environment (Conama).
The S-500 diesel, on the other hand, is intended for vehicles produced up to 2011 and guarantees lower consumption for these vehicles, in compliance with current emission legislation.
“S-10 diesel oil is essential for the performance of engines produced from 2012 onwards, with positive impacts on the reduction of particulate matter emissions by up to 80% and nitrogen oxides by up to 98%”, explained Petrobras.
Reference: CNN Brasil