This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 21, 2007.
(A free translation of the original report in Portuguese)
08.01 COMMENTS ON THE CONSOLIDATED PERFORMANCE IN THE QUARTER
The Supply segment recorded year-to-date net income of R$ 5,631 million, 22% up on the R$ 4,632 million recorded in the first nine months of 2006, reflecting increased sales volume and the reduction in average costs in Reais associated with oil acquisitions and oil product imports, due to the 8% appreciation of the Real against the dollar.
These effects were partially offset by the following factors:
Higher selling and general and administrative expenses, chiefly due to the upturn in sales volume, and increased personnel and third-party service expenses.
In comparison with the 2Q-2007, third-quarter net income fell by 43%, pulled down by increased expenditure on oil acquisitions and oil product imports, given higher international oil prices and the greater volume of diesel needed to meet growing domestic demand. These effects were partially offset by the upturn in oil product sales volume, the increase in the average oil product sale price and the sale, in the 3Q-2007, of inventories acquired at a lower cost.
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Aug 21, 2007.
In line with its strategic objectives, Petrobras acts in consortiums with other companies as a concessionaire of oil and natural gas exploration, development and production rights. Currently the Company is a member of 84 consortiums. These ventures will require estimated total investments of approximately US 7,528 million by the end of the current year.