Drilling in Naru Moved Up

The Seadrill rig chartered by Petrobras is already heading for the Campos Basin

The Seadrill rig chartered by Petrobras is already heading for the Campos Basin

Diesel Oil: Crisis-Proof?

Sales closed higher in the first quarter, unlike gasoline and ethanol

Sales closed higher in the first quarter, unlike gasoline and ethanol

Electricity Matrix To Increase 24 GW by 2026

Aneel data show that wind and solar are the energy sources with the highest forecast growth, with 14.3 GW

Aneel data show that wind and solar are the energy sources with the highest forecast growth, with 14.3 GW
From the Media

May 26, 2020 - The Associated Press

A ban on foreign travelers arriving in the U.S. from Brazil due to the surge in coronavirus cases there will now take effect late Tuesday, two days earlier than previously announced. The ban had been set to go into effect late Thursday. The White House announced the change Monday without explanation. Brazil is second to the U.S. in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University, and has seen cases surge in recent days. Foreign nationals who have been to Brazil in the two weeks before they attempt to enter the U.S. are to be turned back under the ban. The ban does not apply to U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, and their spouses, parents or children.

May 26, 2020 - Reuters

A Brazilian government bailout to power distributors may reach up to R$ 15.5 billion (US$ 2.9 billion), press representatives for Brazilian power regulator Aneel said on Monday. The companies will have access to financing through Brazilian development bank BNDES, which will lead a group of banks. Power distributors have been asking for government help to compensate for a drop in demand and higher consumer delinquency rates.

May 26, 2020 - ESI Africa

The World Bank has approved a US$ 38 million loan to help Brazil to modernise and strengthen its energy sector. The loan will be used to fund the Energy and Mineral Sectors Strengthening Project II (META 2). Public institutions and sectoral agencies will gain access to technical assistance activities including studies, training, methodologies, databases and IT equipment. The loan comes at a time Brazil’s energy sector is failing to realise its full development potential and promote environmental sustainability and social inclusion. Using the loan, Brazil is expected to increase its production of more reliable power, at lower prices.

May 26, 2020 - Reuters

Norway's Equinor and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least five oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources. Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Brazil's Enauta Participacoes SA have registered one case each, and hundreds of cases have been recorded at oilfields operated by state-run Petrobras. The infections illustrate the threat the virus poses to workers toiling in cramped quarters miles offshore and have raised questions about the effectiveness of extensive testing efforts to contain the pandemic's spread on platforms.