January 26, 2021

Petrobras Seals Natural Gas Transportation & Processing Deal

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras PBR recently inked a deal with the partners in the Santos Basin pre-salt offshore gas pipelines,namely Petrogal Brasil, Repsol REPYY and Sinopec’s SNP local joint venture Repsol Sinopec Brasil and Royal Dutch Shell’s RDS.A Brazilian unit Shell Brasil forsharing natural gas transportation and processing infrastructures.

The deal includes provision for the interconnection and sharing of transportation volumes on routes 1, 2, and 3, resulting in the Integrated Natural Gas Transportation System (SIE). Apart from the SIE, contract provisions comprise the Integrated Natural Gas Processing System (SIP), which includes Petrobras’ access to its processing units, which it runs in Caraguatatuba, São Paulo, and Cabiúnas and Itaboraí (under construction), the last two located in Rio de Janeiro.

The union of SIE and SIP is a vital move by the private companies to allow them to sell their volumes of natural gas directly to their clients. The natural

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Lyft And Epic In Deal To Ease Medical Transportation

Lyft and Epic, an electronic health record firm, are partnering to help alleviate patients’ transportation barriers to healthcare services.

The ride-sharing giant said Thursday it is “integrating with Epic,” which is used by thousands of U.S. hospitals and health systems across the country, for non-emergency medical transportation. The companies said the new “Lyft for Epic” will make it easier for healthcare providers to order a Lyft ride on behalf of a patient. Financial terms of Lyft’s relationship with Epic weren’t disclosed.

The ability of doctors, hospitals and health insurers to communicate with

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A transportation ‘New Deal’ could work in CT: Getting There

Here’s a possible solution to Connecticut’s transportation and infrastructure problems and the state’s current unemployment woes: A WPA-style building project.

You do remember the Works Progress Administration, right? It was FDR’s plan that put millions of unemployed Americans to work building public projects like roads, water mains, firehouses and dams. Look around you and you’ll still see us benefiting from that investment.

But fast-forward 80 years …

Any reader is all too familiar with the need for transportation investment in our state — our 7,000 miles of roads and bridges in “poor condition,” the $4.6 billion needed for wastewater treatment, not to mention our rusting railroads.

And everyone in Connecticut is aware of the unemployment crisis brought on by COVID. Over 8 percent of the state’s labor force is out of work, translating to 153,000 people without jobs, most of them now drawing benefits from our rapidly depleting Unemployment Trust

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Is that salvage-title car really a deal?

The deals you might encounter on salvage-title vehicles these days are enticing — late-model SUVs and luxury sedans, often with low miles, advertised for thousands less than comparable clean-history vehicles.

The vehicles are clearly marked as having a “branded” title — a designation that has traditionally frightened off most shoppers, perhaps spooked by past ventures into the depths of Craigslist, where sellers spin tales of tiny little fender-benders that, somehow, led insurance companies to write off a late-model car.

They often turn up when you search online car-shopping sites and sort prices from low to high. That’s because companies such as AutoSource, which has grown to 10 car lots in six states, Autolocity and dozens of local operators aggressively market branded-title cars as less expensive alternatives, complete with no-haggle pricing, financing and a limited warranty. Some will even arrange shipping across the country.

But is a salvage-title car any better

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UK car makers face higher tariffs after EU ‘rejects car parts deal’

a car parked in a parking lot full of cars: Trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders called for the sector to be prioritised in the negotiations (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Trade body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders called for the sector to be prioritised in the negotiations (Gareth Fuller/PA)

British car manufacturers could still face higher export tariffs even if there is a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU, according to a letter to the car industry from Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator.

In the letter seen by the BBC, Lord David Frost said the European Commission had rejected proposals for components from non-EU countries used on UK car production lines to be considered British.

Lord Frost admitted in the letter to the car industry that the UK had failed to persuade the EU to agree to the idea – adding that they “obviously cannot insist on it”.

This means that even if a zero tariffs trade deal is agreed between the two parties, UK-manufactured vehicles that do not have enough British components will attract tariffs

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