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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s political leaders are divided on President Dilma Rousseff’s new stance on how states share oil royalties. Last week her comments, which favored oil-producing states and warned against reneging on...
Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian federal government paid oil royalties of R$12.99 billion in 2011, the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) announced last week. This represents an increase of 31...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Federal Police will investigate claims made by State Environment Secretary Carlos Minc, who has accused oil company Chevron of implementing an illegal sandblasting technique to deal with the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The first stage of the operation to cement shut a leaking Chevron oil well 230 miles (370km) off the Rio de Janeiro coastline appears to have been successful, officials...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities say some 150,000 people took to the streets in downtown Rio de Janeiro yesterday protesting against new legislation which is likely to take oil revenues away from oil-producing...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio State Governor Sérgio Cabral has said that relinquishing revenue from oil royalties, legally owed to the state, would be tantamount to committing a crime against the local population....
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the debate over distribution of oil revenues continues between state authorities and the federal government, north and northeastern states have requested a deadline to resolve the issue be...
By Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – State Attorney Luis Roberto Barroso delivered the opinion of Rio's State Prosecutor’s office on Tuesday July 6th, arguing that the changes to the royalty distribution recently passed in Congress...
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