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guardian.co.uk  Feb 2  Comment 
The large Brazilian oil company has been accused of inflating the value of more than $98bn of its stock and bonds through years of corruption A US judge has ordered Petrobras, the state-run Brazilian oil company, to face class-action litigation...
BBC News  Feb 1  Comment 
A former director of the Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras has been sentenced to 12 years in jail as part of a huge corruption probe.
Reuters  Feb 1  Comment 
An overwhelming majority of Brazilians want an investigation into a sprawling kickback scheme at state-controlled oil producer Petrobras to continue despite concern it is hurting the nation's ailing economy, according to a poll released on Monday.
Reuters  Feb 1  Comment 
A Brazilian judge sentenced the former head of state-run oil company Petrobras' international division to 12 years and two months in jail for corruption and money laundering on Monday, part of the country's largest-ever graft investigation.
Clusterstock  Jan 31  Comment 
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Petroleo Brasileiro SA will cut its 2016-2020 investment plan by 5 percent to $93 billion as the state-run oil company contends with dwindling oil prices and a massive corruption investigation, the O Globo newspaper reported...
Reuters  Jan 29  Comment 
Oil and gas fields already paid for and in production can sustain Brazilian state-run company Petroleo Brasileiro SA for two to three years of low prices, a board member for the firm told reporters on Friday.




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Petroleo Brasileiro SA, also known as Petrobras, is a Brazil based holding company that engages in the exploration, production, refining, and sale of crude oil and other energy sources. Petrobras operates over 100 production platforms, 16 refineries, 30,000 kilometers of transportation ducts and more than 6,000 gas station in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Portugal, the United States, Peru and Turkey.[1]

While almost all of Petrobras’s barrels of oil and gas reserves come from Brazil, the company has the potential of becoming a major net exporter of oil.[2] In particular, Chinese energy companies and Chinese banks agreed in to finance the development of Petrobras’s offshore oil fields in exchange for guaranteed supplies of oil once the fields developed. However, low oil prices have the potential of reducing Petrobras’s exploration efforts because of the expensive equipment and technology required to develop deepwater oilfields.[3] Despite low gasoline and diesel prices, Petrobras plans to continue expanding its domestic refining and distribution operations.


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Competition

Petrobras remains the largest government owned oil company in Brazil, so it faces very little competition on its home turf. It is difficult for competitors to enter the market given the preferential treatment Petrobras has with the Brazilian government. Despite the opening up of the Brazilian oil market, Petrobras has maintained its market share.



References

  1. Reuters: PBR Profile
  2. Reuters: PBR Profile
  3. moneymornings.com: Petrobras will be poised for big economic gains
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