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Montevideo, November 28th 2022 - 15:36 UTC

Tag: Petrobras

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2022 - 10:30 UTC

    Petrobras and partners make major oil discovery at Sépia offshore field

    Petrobras as operator has a 30% interest, while partners TotalEnergies holds 28%, QatarEnergy 21% and Petronas the remaining 21%

    Petrobras and partners have made an oil discovery in the north-west of the Sépia oil field, offshore Brazil, some 250 kilometers from Rio do Janeiro, drilling the 4-BRSA-1386D-RJS (Pedunculo) well. The well, which was spudded in late July 2022, was drilled at a water depth of around 2,200m.

  • Saturday, October 15th 2022 - 14:48 UTC

    Petrobras leaving Argentina to seek more profitable investments

    Petrobras wants to shift toward deepwater hydrocarbon exploitation

    Brazilian oil company Petrobras Friday announced its intention to leave Argentina and has therefore launched the sale of its stake in Posa, its local subsidiary, which holds a 33.6 % of the Río Neuquén Field.

  • Thursday, September 29th 2022 - 10:04 UTC

    Brazil: drop in price of jet fuel announced

    The new prices will be available on Petrobras' webpage Saturday

    Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras Wednesday announced a 0.84% reduction in the sales prices for distributors of jet fuel starting Saturday. It is the third consecutive drop following a 10.4% one earlier this month after August's 2.6%.

  • Thursday, September 1st 2022 - 18:44 UTC

    Petrobras cuts price of fuel for distributors

    The price of oil keeps falling globally

    Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras Thursday announced it would reduce the sale price of fuel to distributors from R$ 3.53 (US$ 0.67) to R$3.28 (US$ 0.63) per liter effective Friday.

  • Tuesday, August 30th 2022 - 10:16 UTC

    All fuel prices in Brazil down, thanks to Petrobras and tax reductions

    Since the beginning of the month the price of a liter of gasoline has fallen 6,4%, from R$ 5,61 to R$ 5,25, the ninth consecutive drop in the average price

    A survey from Brazil's National Oil, Gas and Bio-fuels Agency, ANP, showed that the average price for a liter of gasoline in service stations across Brazil had dropped 2,77%, and this way the price is now R$ 5,25 this week, the lowest it has been since February 2021.

  • Thursday, June 30th 2022 - 09:29 UTC

    Brazil negotiating the purchase of diesel fuel from Russia

    Petrobras currently has access to Russia/India oil/fuel but it is not easy, since banks are not interested in opening a letter of credit for Russian imports

    Anticipating possible fuel shortages, particularly diesel, the Brazilian government is considering importing the fuel from Russia. Currently, only Petrobras imports diesel from India, the country which is refining Russian oil. Brazil's foreign ministry is already helping private companies with the necessary accreditation for such operations through Abicom, the fuel importers association.

  • Tuesday, June 28th 2022 - 09:19 UTC

    New Petrobras CEO greenlighted pending objections

    Paes' education and expertise are not exactly related to the energy sector, his opponents argue

    Caio Mário Paes de Andrade has been approved Monday as the new CEO of Brazil's state-run oil company to replace José Mauro Coelho, who lasted merely 68 days on the job.

  • Tuesday, June 21st 2022 - 09:21 UTC

    Petrobras CEO Coelho bows to pressure and resigns

    Exploration and Production Chief Fernando Borges has been appointed interim president

    After barely 40 days on the job, José Mauro Coelho resigned as CEO of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras due to pressure from President Jair Bolsonaro and other politicians over a recent increase in the price of fuel, which drives inflation upwards ahead of the Oct. 2 elections. Bolsonaro had dubbed the price hike a “betrayal” of the Brazilian people.

  • Tuesday, May 24th 2022 - 09:15 UTC

    Brazil sacks Petrobras CEO yet again

    Paes would become the fourth Petrobras chairman under President Bolsonaro

    Brazil's Government has replaced yet again the chairman of the state-run oil company Petrobras in which private investors also have a share.

  • Wednesday, May 11th 2022 - 20:34 UTC

    Bolsonaro sacks energy minister

    Petrobras' huge profits prompted the president's decision after a new price increase

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro chose to replace Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque just one day after an 8.87% increase in the price of diesel fuel at Petrobras' refineries.