Brazil's Petrobras wants to target Japanese investors

07 November 2011 23:37  [Source: ICIS news]

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (ICIS)--With Brazil's demand for oil products growing faster than the world economy, Petrobras wants to target Japanese investors, the company said on Monday.

During a press conference held on Monday at the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Tokyo, Petrobras president Sergio Gabrielli said Japanese industry will be welcome, but 65% of the capital will have to be domestic.

"From 1980 to 2011, Petrobras had increased its oil production more than 10 times, which is expected to grow from 2.1bn bbl/day to 4.9bn bbl/day by 2020," he said.

During his speech, Gabrielli presented a business plan which says the company plans to expand its refining capacity to meet the increase in oil products and ethanol production.

Brazil's domestic ethanol supply is expected to grow nearly four-fold to 5.6 million cubic meters (Mm3) in 2015 from 1.5Mm3 in 2011,  according to the plan.

Biodiesel supply will grow by 16% to 855,00m3 in 2015 from 735,000m3 in 2011, according to Petrobras' plan.

 

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By: Leo Siqueira
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