This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Aug 13, 2008.
The improved G&E result was due to the increase in electricity sales margins, higher gas prices and the reduction in contractual fines and charges related to natural gas supply (R$ 211 million).
The result was positively impacted by the 14% increase in sales volume, which helped raise the Companys share of the fuel market from 33.8%, in the 1H-2007, to 35.2% in the 1H-2008.
The healthier sales margin was due to higher sales volume and prices, although these effects were partially offset by increased operating expenses related to third-party services and freight.
The segment recorded a 34.5% share of the national fuel distribution market, versus 35.9% in the 1Q-2008.
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 21, 2007.
(A free translation of the original report in Portuguese)
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Aug 21, 2007.
First-half consolidated international oil production dropped 19% over the first half of 2006 due to the loss of control in the Venezuelan operations caused by the change-over from an operating agreement to a mixed company, in which the Venezuelan government assumed a controlling interest through PDVSA. Consolidated gas production moved up 11% year-on-year, due to the resumption of normal production in the United States, which (1) was adversely affected in 2006 by hurricanes Rita and Katrina; (2) the start-up of production in the Cottonwood field in February 2007.
Consolidated international oil production in the second quarter grew by 5% over the first quarter of 2007 due to higher output from the Cottonwood field (USA) and the return of normal operations in Ecuador following the interruption in production caused by the popular unrest in March 2007. Consolidated gas production moved up 9% quarter-over-quarter, also due to (1) higher production from Cottonwood in the second quarter of 2007, (2) increased demand for Bolivian gas by Argentina and (3) higher supply to the Bolivian domestic market.