© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The emblem of Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil firm is seen at its headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes/File Photograph
(Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro mentioned on Thursday that earnings from state-run oil agency Petrobras might be used to alleviate rising gas costs within the nation, amongst prospects for confronting greater costs.
Gasoline costs have turn into a hot-button concern in Brazil as inflation soars. Latest CEOs of Petrobras have been compelled out over value hikes. Petrobras shareholders stay cautious of value controls, main the federal government to hunt different schemes to curb the price to customers.
Bolsonaro mentioned a fund might be created utilizing authorities proceeds from Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the corporate is formally identified. The cash might be used to doubtlessly not move on the price of rising gas costs to customers.
“Seeing Petrobras’ earnings, those who come to the federal authorities…this billion-dollar revenue – I am asking, I am not confirming it – cannot we convert this and put it in a regulatory fund?” Bolsonaro mentioned throughout a weekly on-line reside broadcast.
Brazil’s decrease home speaker, Arthur Lira, mentioned on Wednesday that Congress was contemplating such a “stabilization fund.” The fund may cushion gas value fluctuations, whereas permitting Petrobras to keep up its market-based pricing coverage, he mentioned.
Bolsonaro repeated previous statements that Congress ought to approve a invoice that might repair ICMS gas taxes that at the moment fluctuate between states, one other measure geared toward lowering pump costs.
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