The worldwide scenery brought by the Coronavirus Pandemic affected the fuel demand directly, before this, the National Agency of Petroleum published recently the Resolution ANP number 812, bringing some emergency and temporary measures, to which the relevant period started in the publication date on March, 23rd , 2020 and will stand throughout the period of the pandemic.
Please note that such changes are temporary, impacting basically the following aspects:
– The compulsory communication to ANP regarding any eventual occurrence that can commit the supply, totally or partially.
– Temporary dismissal of follow-up inspection by ANP, in processes of approval of storage facilities, in this case the analysis will be done by photography report to be requested by ANP in writing.
– The compulsory maintainance of Gas Stations that are open, at least, from Monday to Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m..
– Assignees contracting storage assignment, do not need to await for the approval by ANP of the storage agreements.
– Distributors of Liquid and Aviation Fuels are exempt from the compliance of the Regulator Storages (ESMD) with regard to Resolution number 45, 2013.
Besides that, another change that was motivated by the Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), due to the serious consequences on the economy is that ANP, aiming higher predictability to the ethanol producers and fuel distributors, has dismissed distributors and producers from the presentation of the agreement statement regarding the supply of anhydrous ethanol in the deadline provided in the article 3rd of Resolution ANP number 67/2011, keeping, however, the term of July, 1st, of 2020, as established in the paragraph 5th, article 3rd, of Resolution ANP 67/2011, to protocol with ANP the agreement statements of anhydrous ethanol supply, for previous homologation by the agency, whose decision was taken by ANP, after a long discussion that has been carried out with ethanol producers and fuel distributors, as a measure for coping with the demands arised from the crises and increase of uncertainty in the fuel market caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.