Facts about Petrobras

March 7, 2012


Industry: oil & gas

Headquarters: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Language:  Portuguese (Brazil)

Petrobras is the largest company in Latin America.

Petrobras was created in 1953 by the Brazilian Government.

Brazilian Government owns 54% Petrobras.

In 1963, Cenpes was created by Petrobras’s Research Center

In 1973, Brazil faced its first oil crisis which nearly bankrupted Petrobras.

Petrobras has energy assets in 18 countries in Africa, South America, North America, Europe and Asia.

In 2009, Petrobras completes a 10 billion loan from China for ten years of oil.

In 2012, Maria das Graças Silva Foster was appointed the first female CEO.

Petrobras is the largest sponsor of arts, culture, and sports events in Brazil.

Petrobras is currently sponsoring River Plate (Futbol Club) in Argentina.

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