Opinion on Energy and Utilities in Brazil

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As Petrobras announces a $32 billion share issuance, the Brazilian government may tighten its grip

Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, is preparing to raise nearly $32.0 billion from minority shareholders. Combined with the $42.5 billion worth of shares issued to the Brazilian government in exchange for five billion barrels of proved oil reserves, this is the biggest share offering in history. However, Petrobras' future is dependent on its relationship with the Brazilian government.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2010
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Back to BASICs for India at Cancun

It's COP time again, and the world will resume its yearly chant about the need to address climate change. The baby steps taken in Copenhagen at the COP15 will be the focus of attention as most developed nations push to make these into more binding agreements. There will therefore be a lot of interest in the four BASIC countries - Brazil, South Africa, India, and China - and what they come up with.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
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BG Group: backing out of US and UK generation

With the sale of its US generators complete, barring regulatory sign-off, and a sale process underway for its remaining UK generation assets, BG Group is cutting the cable on its involvement in power generation as demand keeps falling. By selling plants to pure-play generation and infrastructure groups, BG Group will be able to grow its activities in burgeoning areas of the oil and gas sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2010
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Biofuels: production guarantee could allay environmental concerns

The Brazilian government has proposed a scheme whereby it would offer an environmental seal of approval for its biofuel exports. While this is a response to possible punitive measures against current production methods, the certification scheme provides an innovative approach to the biofuels problem, and offers fuel retailers a means of differentiating themselves from their competitors.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2008
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Brazil: policy changes aim to drive the domestic wind market forward

Brazil is dependent on oil and hydroelectric power for the majority of its energy, but the country is now taking steps towards diversifying its energy mix in a way that reduces the chance of widespread power cuts due to drought, while also helping to meet emissions reductions targets. However, a history of talking without acting means that it is yet to be seen whether Brazil is serious about wind.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2011
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CCS and the Clean Development Mechanism: conflicting objectives

Recent climate negotiations have considered the inclusion of projects that capture and bury emissions in the UN's Clean Development Mechanism. Despite much support, the technology's apparent incompatibility with the UN initiative's objectives has resulted in opposition from Brazil. As such, there remains a pressing need for an alternative method to finance this technology in the developing world.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2010
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Energy demand in 'BRIC' continues to grow - no end in sight

It has long been acknowledged that the commercial opportunities in the so called 'BRIC' markets - Brazil, Russia, India and China - remain significant for energy players. However, new research highlights the fact that, while these opportunities are substantial, major challenges need to be overcome if these opportunities are to be successfully commercialized.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2007
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Petrobras: increased government involvement has raised anxieties among minority investors

Petrobras has raised $70 billion through a share offering, making it the fourth biggest company by market capitalization in the world. Although the deal provides the company with much-need capital, there is an undercurrent of anxiety among investors over the fact that the Brazilian government now owns almost half of the company, as this may well pose a challenge to its future productivity.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2010
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PetroChina-PDVSA: China enhancing its Latin American energy ties with new refinery project

China is making significant efforts to increase its exposure to the Latin American energy market. In recent years Brazil, Venezuela, and Argentina have been the focus of Chinese national oil companies seeking to expand their reach, and the joint venture between PetroChina and PDVSA is the latest example of this trend.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jan 2011
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Positive outlook for the Latin American oil and gas industry in 2011

The outlook for the Latin American oil and gas industry in 2011 is positive, meaning that investors and industry participants have good reason to be optimistic about the future of the market. Datamonitor's analysis shows that total offshore capital expenditure in the region is expected to grow by 14% in 2011, reaching an approximate value of $21bn.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2011

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