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By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The petroleum sector trade balance in Brazil registered a deficit of R$6.059 billion during the period from January to April of 2014, according to the nation’s Ministry of Development, Industry and...
Letter to the Editor by Chris O’Shea RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - To the credit of Thursday night’s protest in Rio, no one group was responsible for its organisation. Social media and word of mouth were the means of gathering hundreds...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, is in Brazil this week, as part of a South American tour which also includes a visit to Colombia. The Vice...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s 11th oil and gas auction, held Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, raised a record R$2.8 billion, the industry’s regulatory agency said, with Petrobras winning the most blocks, and...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s majority state owned oil giant Petrobras last week officially requested that regulators relax strict requirements on "local content" laws. The term refers to the use of domestic goods...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Following three consecutive months of increasing domestic oil production, state-controlled oil giant Petrobras reported decreased output in January, dragged down by aging infrastructure and maintenance shutdowns. Petrobras’ production of oil...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Ethanol made from sugar cane waste is set to arrive at gas stations across Brazil in 2014, in what is being dubbed the most promising development in biofuel technology in...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil is set to auction off 172 oil exploration blocks this May, according to a government announcement last week. The auction will end a five-year hiatus that has...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Petrobras will put six new oil platforms into operation in 2013, Brazil’s semi-public oil giant has announced, adding around 840,000 barrels of oil daily to the company’s current output...

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