Petrobras on licensing in Amapá

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras announces that later this week it will file a request with Ibama to reconsider the decision to deny the environmental license to drill an exploratory well in block FZA-M-059, located in deep waters in Amapá, in accordance with the procedure provided for in the regulations. The company argues that it... Continue Reading →

Lula’s coalition roiled by decision to block Petrobras’ Amazon project

(Reuters) - A decision by Brazil's environmental regulator to block state-owned oil company Petrobras' Amazon oil project has exposed tensions in President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's coalition between green advocates and those prioritizing economic development. Ibama, late on Wednesday, said it would block a request by state-run oil giant Petrobras (PETR4.SA) to drill at the Amazon mouth near... Continue Reading →

Ecopetrol to Boost Exploration, Warns of Production Hit

(Reuters) Colombia's majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol will be more aggressive in exploring for oil under existing contracts, Chief Executive Ricardo Roa said on Wednesday, as the company warned external factors including weather and security issues could hit production.  Ecopetrol, Colombia's biggest company and largest producer of oil, on Tuesday reported a 14% fall in first-quarter net... Continue Reading →

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