This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Jul 5, 2007.
Accident on Platform P-50
(Rio de Janeiro, July 4, 2007). PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, [Bovespa: PETR3/PETR4, NYSE: PBR/PBRA, Latibex: XPBR/XPBRA, BCBA: APBR/APBRA], a Brazilian international energy company, announces that at about 4:00 p.m. today a fire broke out in the gas compressor transformers room onboard Platform P-50 in the Albacora Leste Field, Campos Basin, approximately 120 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Oil and gas production was shut down and platform fire fighters immediately went into action, extinguishing the fire. There were neither victims nor any oil spills into the sea. Partial production has already been resumed.
Petrobras has already notified the occurrence to the appropriate authorities (the Navy and the ANP- the oil industry regulator).
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: July 05, 2007
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