Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Monday his intention to boost the shipbuilding and oil and gas industries with the state-owned Petrobras and the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) as vectors for public investments, Xinhua reported from Rio de Janeiro.
Former Senator and energy consultant, Jean Paul Prates is Brazil's oil giant Petrobras new Chief Executive, marking a clear difference from the previous administration rapidly reflected in the Sao Paulo stock exchange where company shares dropped more than 3% on Thursday
As the Brazilian president Lula da Silva settled in his first day in office in the Planalto Palace, Latin American leaders met with the inaugurated president, who faced his first financial challenge, stocks had fallen more than 3%, led by a selloff of shares in state-run oil company Petrobras.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.