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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Chamber of Deputies in Brazil rejected on Wednesday (December 13th) an amendment passed by the country’s Senate on Tuesday and upheld a bill that guarantees tax breaks to the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Representatives from the oil industry’s heavyweights were in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, October 27th, as Brazil held its much-anticipated auction of eight blocks in the highly sought-after pre-salt region....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a Wednesday, October 18th statement from Brazil oil giant Petrobras, in September, oil production in Brazil averaged 2.17 million barrels per day, approximately 2.8 percent higher than in August. In...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil is hailing last week’s oil field exploration auction as a sign that foreign and Brazilian investors alike are regaining confidence in the country and its economy,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After two years of pessimistic outlooks for one of Brazil’s largest companies, investors are starting to regain some confidence in the country’s oil giant, Petrobras. Earlier this week the company...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras, announced on Monday (December 5th) night, it was increasing the prices of gasoline and diesel at its refineries. The increase, scheduled to take effect on Tuesday,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras, announced on Wednesday (November 17th) that its Board of Directors has approved the sale of its subsidiary, Liquigás Distribuidora S.A., to Brazil's Ultragaz S.A. for the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - Earlier this week, Brazil oil giant, Petrobras, and the French oil and gas company, Total, signed a strategic partnership agreement setting the framework for segments of gas and energy exploration...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The U.S. dollar depreciated against the Brazilian real for the fourth day in a row on Thursday, below R$3.20/US$1 and at its lowest value in more than two months. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The recent vote by Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies to ease a requirement that states that Petrobras must participate in all pre-salt oil explorations in the country has rendered applause and...
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