Archive for the ‘Petroleo Brasileiro’ Category

Petrobras in Transition

Via Phenomenal World, an interview on Brazil’s Petrobras: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s campaign for his third term as Brazil’s president was defined by the idea of reconstruction. This encompassed a political recovery from the antidemocratic reign of Jair Bolsonaro, as well as the promise of reindustrialization and a green transition for Brazil’s economy. Key […]

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Petrobras Looks to China for Green Partners – and More Oil

Via Dialogo Chino, a report on Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil firm, which has signed deals with Chinese companies on clean energy and oil exploration: As the COP28 climate conference opens in Dubai next week, Brazil will be presenting a contradiction to the world: while promising to accelerate its energy transition, the country continues to invest massively in oil. One […]

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Latin America: Set To Become A Major Oil Producer This Decade

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Latin America’s oil production future, where Brazil and Guyana are preparing for a bonanza but declining demand threatens the rest of the region: In deep blue waters off the coast of Guyana, gargantuan ships are sucking oil from reservoirs three kilometres below the surface. These machines are transforming the […]

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Petrobras Eyes New Investments In Guyana, Venezuela and Bolivia

Via Upstream Online, a report that Brazil’s Petrobras is eyeing new investments in Guyana, Venezuela and Bolivia: Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras is assessing the possibility of carrying out fresh investments throughout South America. The signalling of a possible to return to regional investments came as Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva this week […]

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Bolivia Diverts LNG To Argentina, Leaving Brazil In The Dark

Via MercoPress, a report that Bolivia is diverting LNG to Argentina, leaving Brazil 7 million cm short per day: Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than […]

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The World’s Largest State-Owned Oil Companies

Via Visual Capitalist, a look at the world’s largest state-owned oil companies: Oil is one of the world’s most important natural resources, playing a critical role in everything from transportation fuels to cosmetics. For this reason, many governments choose to nationalize their supply of oil. This gives them a greater degree of control over their oil […]

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