Brazil’s Petrobras will play leading role to expand refineries, says new energy minister By Reuters
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the tanks of Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil company following the announcement of updated fuel prices at at the Brazilian oil company Petrobras in Brasilia, Brazil June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil’s new mines and energy minister Alexandre Silveira said on Monday that state-run oil company Petrobras would play a leading role in expanding the country’s oil refining sector.
During an official event inaugurating his new role, Silveira said that Petrobras would play a leading role, encouraging other groups to join the process.
“It is urgent that we enlarge and expand our refineries, taking them to the country’s regions and modernizing the plants,” he added.