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Tag: Ministry of Mines and Energy

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) approved on Tuesday, April 20, a resolution that creates the Fuel of the Future program, which aims to expand the use of sustainable and low-carbon-intensity fuels in the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petrobras said on Monday, March 8th, that the federal government had nominated six individuals as potential members of the firm’s board of directors, to be voted on at the upcoming...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said the government is considering allowing mining activity in restricted areas such as indigenous lands and Brazil’s border areas, currently restricted to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The increase in competition in the oil sector will benefit Brazilian consumers, said the new president of Petrobras, Roberto Castello Branco, on Thursday (January 3rd), after taking office. "The greater...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This morning (Friday, November 30th), president-elect Jair Bolsonaro named Admiral Bento Costa Lima Leite de Albuquerque Júnior to take over Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy. The announcement by Twitter read...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Electric energy regulator (ANEEL) is celebrating the successful energy auction held on Friday, December 15th, where eleven lots were auctioned off in ten Brazilian states. According to ANEEL investments from...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Mines and Energy Minister of brazil, Fernando Bezerra Coelho, announced on Thursday that the federal government will be auctioning off old onshore petroleum fields in February of 2017...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has announced measures that it hopes will encourage the exploration and production of petroleum and natural gas in the country, including the extension of concession contracts for...
By Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Combustibles (ANP) has recently confirmed operational difficulties causing interruptions in running the main well in the Libra drilling project. This is...

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