Motley Fool  Oct 13  Comment 
Many Big Oil companies are considered blue chip stocks, but here's why Petrobras probably doesn't make the cut.
TheStreet.com  Oct 13  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaPetrobrasa rallied 8.45% to $16.94 in morning trading Monday after Brazilian presidential candidate Aecio Neves received an endorsement from fellow candidate Marina Silva, who placed third in the election on...
Financial Times  Oct 13  Comment 
State-controlled oil group’s jet fuel pricing policy under fire from industry
TheStreet.com  Oct 10  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Petrobrasa fell 6.38% to $15.70 in morning trading Friday after former company executive Paulo Roberto Costa testified in Brazilian federal court Thursday that kickbacks were paid to members of President Dilma...
Wall Street Journal  Oct 9  Comment 
A former executive of Brazil’s state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA has testified in court that kickbacks were paid to members of the ruling Workers’ Party.
Reuters  Oct 9  Comment 
(Adds details on Silva's requests, upcoming polls, Petrobras corruption case)
SeekingAlpha  Oct 8  Comment 
By Daniel Gilcher: The aim of this article is to relate the latest news about the Brazilian Elections to Oi's (NYSE:OIBR) fundamental outlook. We discuss possible scenarios to give the reader an informed overview about latest and upcoming...
TheStreet.com  Oct 8  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares ofaPetrobrasa declined sharply Wednesday amid a broader decline in the energy sector, which was down more than 1.5% overall in early afternoon trading. The stock had risen earlier in the week after Brazil's...


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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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.


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