This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Jun 1, 2009.
Clarifications of Recent News: New Gas Discovery
(Rio de Janeiro, June 1 2009). PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, [Bovespa: PETR3/PETR4, NYSE: PBR/PBRA, Latibex: XPBR/XPBRA, BCBA: APBR/APBRA], a Brazilian international energy company, whishes to clarify the news published today in the Brazilian Press about the announcement of two major oil and natural gas reserves in the State of Acre and in the Northwestern area of the State of Minas Gerais. The Company informs that there is no discovery to be announced in these areas and it does not hold exploratory blocks in Acre. Regarding the Northwestern of Minas Gerais, the Company has completed the seismic acquisitions in the area and the first well will be drilled by 2011.
Additionally, Petrobras informs that it is in compliance with the rules established by National Petroleum Agency (NPA) under which it must announce any new evidence of oil in up to 72 hours, and it reasserts its disclosure policy of announce to the market information about oil and natural gas discoveries whenever it has conclusive data regarding the blocks under its concession.
This document may contain forecasts that merely reflect the expectations of the Companys management. Such terms as anticipate, believe, expect, forecast, intend, plan, project, seek, should, along with similar or analogous expressions, are used to identify such forecasts. These predictions evidently involve risks and uncertainties, whether foreseen or not by the Company. Therefore, the future results of operations may differ from current expectations, and readers must not base their expectations exclusively on the information presented herein.
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: June 1, 2009
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