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Brazil's Petrobras, Murphy Oil create US Gulf joint venture

Rio de Janeiro — Brazilian state-led oil company Petrobras and Murphy Oil will combine production assets in the US Gulf of Mexico in a joint venture that will produce about 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Growing demand for bioelectricity in the Brazilian energy matrix

From January to September 2018 biomass 20,488 GWh in the National Interconnected System (SIN), up 9% over the same period in 2017, according to a new survey conducted by the Sugarcane Industry Union (UNICA).

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Brazil's wind generation rises 8% in Sept

October 4 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in September rose 7.7% year-on-year to 7,708 average megawatts (MWa), according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

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Oil majors to bet big on Brazil oil amid election uncertainty

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Oil majors are set to gather in Rio de Janeiro on Friday to unveil bids for stakes in Brazil’s high potential offshore areas ahead of elections that are casting a cloud of uncertainty over the industry.

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Entity defends increase in biodiesel blend to 11% in 2019

The Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (Abiove) defended in a public hearing of the Ministry of Mines and Energy held last Friday (21), the increase of the blend of 11% of biodiesel (B11) in 2019, with gradual increase until 15% (B15) in 2023.

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Government studies increase of percentage of biodiesel in diesel oil

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) will hold a public hearing next Friday (21) to discuss the schedule for raising the mandatory percentage of biodiesel to diesel, according to an ordinance published last Friday (14). ) in the Official Gazette of the Union.

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Big Oil Aims to Exploit Brazil's Sun and Wind Along With Crude

European oil majors are looking for more than just deepwater gushers in Brazil. They also plan to profit from the country’s abundant wind and sunshine.

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Interview: Chinese investment in Brazil's solar power sector is very important, says industry leader

SAO PAULO, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese investment is very important for Brazil's burgeoning solar energy sector, according to an industry leader.

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Bringing stable power supplies to Brazilian cities

There has been a spurt in growth in the number of Japanese-built small power plants in Brazilian cities, where blackouts are a frequent occurrence due to unstable supplies of electricity.

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Brazil's corn-based ethanol industry booms

The processing plants peppering the agricultural heartland of Brazil attest to the country’s position as the world’s biggest sugar-cane producer and the undisputed king of ethanol made from the crop. But debt has crippled the industry, paving the way for another biofuel to flourish.

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