Archive for the ‘Petroleo Brasileiro’ Category

Bolivia Diverts LNG To Argentina, Leaving Brazil In The Dark

Via MercoPress, a report that Bolivia is diverting LNG to Argentina, leaving Brazil 7 million cm short per day: Bolivia is diverting natural gas to Argentina, and unexpectedly has reduced the supply to Petrobras by 30% this month, catching the state-owned company off guard. As a result, Petrobras experienced a loss of more or less than […]

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The World’s Largest State-Owned Oil Companies

Via Visual Capitalist, a look at the world’s largest state-owned oil companies: Oil is one of the world’s most important natural resources, playing a critical role in everything from transportation fuels to cosmetics. For this reason, many governments choose to nationalize their supply of oil. This gives them a greater degree of control over their oil […]

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Petroleo Brasileiro: A South American Sleeping Monster?

Via Guru Focus, an article on Petroleo Brasileiro: My advisor during college was the son of a retired Brazilian military official. Before turning to academics he was an advisor for the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. Surely the man lacked no patriotism for the country that educated him. However, he displayed a great deal of […]

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Perils of Petrobras

Courtesy of The Economist, a look at Petrobras’ efforts to get back on track: BRAZIL’S discovery of oodles of offshore oil in 2007 felt like a transformative moment. For Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company, it raised the prospect of pumping 5m barrels a day by 2020, up from around 2m—meaning a windfall for the government […]

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Pemex/Petrobas: A Tale Of Two State Oil Companies

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a look at  Pemex and Petrobras: Shares of Petrobras fell sharply on Monday after the Brazilian state company reported a 12 per cent year-on-year decline in third-quarter net profit to $2.7bn. The next day Pemex, the Mexican state oil company, reported a $1.9bn quarterly net profit. But progress was huge: […]

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The Geopolitics of Oil Refining: China’s Entry into a Venezuelan-Brazilian Oil Deal

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a report on China’s support of a faltering deal between Venezuelan state-run oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) and Brazilian energy company Petroleos Brasileiros (Petrobras) over the Abreu e Lima refinery possibly as a way of tying Brazil to Venezuela, hobbling Brasilia’s ability to compete elsewhere.  As the article notes: […]

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Wildcats & Black Sheep is a personal interest blog dedicated to the identification and evaluation of maverick investment opportunities arising in frontier - and, what some may consider to be, “rogue” or “black sheep” - markets around the world.

Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.