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Trump storms out of talks on shutdown, bemoans 'total waste of time'

Jan 10 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting at the White House was "a total waste of time." | Video

Brazil's Ouro Preto cuts bid for Petrobras oilfield clusters: sources

Dec 14 2018

SAO PAULO/WASHINGTON Ouro Preto has cut its bid for two shallow water mature oilfield clusters from Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, flagging a drop in oil prices in recent months, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

Brazil's Ouro Preto cuts bid for Petrobras oilfield clusters -sources

Dec 14 2018

SAO PAULO/WASHINGTON, Dec 14 Brazilian energy company Ouro Preto has cut its bid for two shallow water mature oilfield clusters from Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, reflecting a drop in oil prices in recent months.

Shell confirms small oil leak in seaborne transfer in Brazil waters

Dec 10 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO A small amount of crude oil belonging to Royal Dutch Shell Plc leaked during a ship-to-ship oil transfer in Brazilian waters last month, the company confirmed to Reuters on Monday.

Petrobras unveils plan to boost asset sales, deepwater investment

Dec 05 2018

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA plans to raise some $26.9 billion via asset sales and partnerships by 2023 while boosting investments on the front edge of an anticipated production boom in Brazil.

RPT-EXCLUSIVE-Brazil oil tanker collision reveals offshore regulatory gaps

Nov 28 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 28 Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records.

Exclusive: Brazil oil tanker collision reveals offshore regulatory gaps

Nov 28 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil has more than doubled the number of risky ship-to-ship oil transfers this year, but its monitoring of such offshore maneuvers is lax, to a point where a July 2017 collision between two tankers was not reported, according to a Reuters review of government and shipping records.

Brazil court upholds partial shutdown at Hydro Alunorte alumina refinery

Nov 07 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO A federal court in Brazil once again upheld a decision by a state court forcing aluminum-maker Norsk Hydro to run its Alunorte alumina refinery, the world's largest, at half capacity, state prosecutors said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Petrobras earnings miss forecasts on spending surge, shares fall

Nov 06 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 6 Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Tuesday reported a surge in third-quarter net profit that still lagged forecasts as oil prices rose but spending at the state-owned company jumped.

UPDATE 1-China demand for Vale's top iron ore to keep 2019 price above $90/tonne-CFO

Nov 02 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 2 Chinese demand for top-quality iron ore from Brazilian miner Vale should stay strong despite trade tensions with the United States, helping the world's top iron ore producer keep its prices for its highest quality ore above $90 per tonne in 2019, an executive said.

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