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In northern Brazil, iron ore keeps flowing as Vale miners battle coronavirus

May 29 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO In late April, Evaldo Fidelis, a 35-year-old tractor operator at Vale SA's massive iron ore mine in northern Brazil, came down with a dry cough.

Exclusive: Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as six offshore operators register cases

May 26 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Norway's Equinor ASA , Brazil's Dommo Energia SA and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least six oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources.

EXCLUSIVE-Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as five offshore operators register cases

May 26 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 Norway's Equinor ASA and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least five oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources.

Shell has begun drilling Saturn offshore block, Brazil chief says

May 21 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Royal Dutch Shell has begun drilling the Saturn block in the Santos pre-salt basin, the company's Brazil chief said on Thursday, adding that Brazil faces hurdles to remain attractive in a low-price environment.

Brazil mining sector will quickly bounce back after COVID-19 disruption: Ibram

May 19 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's mining sector is likely to be the first to rebound from the economic shock of the coronavirus outbreak due to large iron ore capacity and already-growing demand from China, the president of industry association Ibram told Reuters.

Brazil miner Vale to spend $2 billion to cut carbon emissions 33% by 2030

May 12 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian miner Vale SA plans to spend at least $2 billion to cut both its direct and indirect carbon emissions by 33% by 2030, Chief Executive Eduardo Bartolomeo told Reuters on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil mineral output falls, downturn to deepen in Q2 amid coronavirus

Apr 15 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15 Brazil's mineral production fell 17% in the first quarter of 2020, compared with a year ago, with the coronavirus outbreak's impacts on the sector expected to deepen in the second quarter, industry group Ibram said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Brazil battles dozens of coronavirus cases on offshore oil rigs

Apr 14 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO There have been 126 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among oil and gas workers in Brazil, including 74 people who were recently on offshore oil platforms, regulator ANP told Reuters on Tuesday, exposing an outbreak far worse than previously thought.

EXCLUSIVE-Brazil battles dozens of coronavirus cases on offshore oil rigs

Apr 14 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14 There have been 126 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among oil and gas workers in Brazil, including 74 people who were recently on offshore oil platforms, industry regulator ANP told Reuters on Tuesday, revealing an outbreak far worse than previously thought.

Oil collapse could lop 20% off exploration budgets in Brazil, consultancy says

Mar 17 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO The recent collapse in oil prices could chop $300 million to $600 million off 2020 exploration budgets in Brazil, which has emerged as one of the world's hottest offshore oil plays, specialists at consultancy Wood Mackenzie told Reuters.

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