• 3 minutes e-car sales collapse
  • 6 minutes America Is Exceptional in Its Political Divide
  • 11 minutes Perovskites, a ‘dirt cheap’ alternative to silicon, just got a lot more efficient
  • 22 hours How Far Have We Really Gotten With Alternative Energy
  • 10 days What fool thought this was a good idea...
  • 17 hours Bad news for e-cars keeps coming
  • 8 days A question...
  • 13 days Why does this keep coming up? (The Renewable Energy Land Rush Could Threaten Food Security)
  • 14 days They pay YOU to TAKE Natural Gas

Brazil’s State-Run Oil Co Could Splash $100B On Projects Over 5 Years

Brazil’s state-run oil company, Petrobras, could spend $100 billion on investments in projects it is currently analyzing and already committed to, a Reuters source suggested on Friday.

Petrobras is set to issue its five-year plan that will cover 2024 through 2028. For now, the plan is still being discussed, but an anonymous Reuters source is suggesting that the plan could include $100 billion in investments.

In August, Petrobras CEO Sergio Caetano Leite said that the company’s investments spelled out by its up-and-coming five-year plan could be 10% higher than the previous plan, which would have placed the total investments around $86 billion—of which $1-$4 billion would be for new projects. Petrobras said that low-carbon projects would account for a large part of the investment increase.

The plan is due to be released by the end of the year.

The five-year plan approved last year includes expenditures of $78 billion.

Brazil has seen year-over-year growth of oil production and has the potential to increase its production to become the world’s fourth-largest oil producer.

Petrobras reported a 41.5% decline in Q3 profits this year, missing analyst estimates, although it still expects its full-year oil and gas output to be higher than previously estimated, at 2.4 million boepd, up from 2.3 million boepd last year.

The company has plans to boost the number of producing wells in Q4. Capex for this year is expected to hit $13 billion, a 30% increase on last year. It is on track, however, to miss projections of a $16 billion capex this year.


In July, Brazil’s oil and gas production hit the highest level ever for a single month, with production totaling 4.48 million boepd in the period, according to Brazil’s oil regulator ANP.

By Julianne Geiger for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:

Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

EXXON Mobil -0.35
Open57.81 Trading Vol.6.96M Previous Vol.241.7B
BUY 57.15
Sell 57.00
Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News