Petrobras plans to publish its delayed audited fourth-quarter results by the end of March, something it needs to do to avoid possible early repayment of its bonds, the Globo newspaper said on Wednesday. Globo also published that the Brazilian government was considering appointing Planning minister Nelson Barbosa as chairman of the oil giant.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has not yet discussed raising gasoline and diesel prices to support state-run oil producer Petrobras, said her spokesperson in response to local media reports on Thursday.
Municipal elections are over and the Brazilian government had a good performance at the polls having recovered among others the City of Sao Paulo, but contrary to investors’ expectations, the country’s oil and gas corporation Petrobras will not be hiking gasoline prices in the immediate future.
Operating costs for Brazil's state oil company Petrobras will be lower in the coming quarters Chief Financial Officer Almir Barbassa told financial newspaper Valor Economico in an interview published on Monday.
Brazil’s government managed Petrobras said its plan to more than double oil output will boost cash flow and eliminate the need to tap debt markets after about 10 years. Profits from oil sales will be enough to cover operating and debt costs starting in about 10 years, said Chief Financial Officer Almir Barbassa.