Gasmig is currently supplied with gas from the offshore Campos basin through a 357-km pipeline linking Petrobras' Reduc refinery in neighboring Rio de Janeiro state to the Minas Gerais capital Belo Horizonte.
To increase supply to the state, Petrobras plans to double the Gasbel pipeline's capacity and build a connection linking Gasmig's network to the Brazil-Bolivia gas pipeline that cuts across neighboring Sao Paulo state.
Around this pipeline, Gasmig would build a network to supply the industrial and agricultural region of Minas Gerais known as the Triangulo Mineiro.
Meanwhile, Gasmig is moving ahead with two expansion projects that will meet demand and increase gas supply into the state.
Gasmig will invest another US$60 million to build a 200-km distribution network in the southern region of Minas Gerais state around Petrobras' pipeline.