The sale of Petrobras refineries was resumed with full force and speed, in an official statement from the state-owned company today(18), causing frustration in organizations and unionists who had hope in the new president of the company, Ivan Monteiro, who took office after resigning. of the ex-president, Pedro Parente, when he suffered pressure triggered by the truckers' strike. New union mobilizations are taking place at this time in order to resolve what they will do about this issue.
On Petrobras' website, in the official communiqué, there is a written passage: "Petrobrás, in continuity with the announcements released on 04/27/2018 and 05/23/2018 regarding the processes of partnerships in refining, informs that, in response to a request for interested in refining partnerships, extended the deadline for signing confidentiality agreements and other documents provided for in the disclosure of the opportunity to 07/02/2018.” in simple words, the sale of Petrobras refineries can be carried out anonymously, without anyone knowing the companies in dispute and the date of the sales.
Until now, 5 companies have already stated contractual terms regarding the confidentiality of sales bids today(18), but as other companies have expressed interest in entering the auctions, Petrobras ended up extending the deadline until July 2nd. In this way, there will be more competitiveness and better chances of doing business.
Northeast ⇒ The Northeast subsidiary will comprise the Landulpho Alves (RLAM) refineries in Bahia and Abreu e Lima (RNEST) in Pernambuco, as well as the logistics assets (ducts and terminals) operated by Transpetro and integrated into these refineries: 2 waterway terminals (Madre de Deus and Suape) and 3 onshore terminals (Candeias, Itabuna and Jequié), 2 oil supply pipelines, 1 polyduct and 35 derivatives pipelines connecting the refineries to the distribution bases and terminals.
south ⇒ The Southern subsidiary will comprise the Alberto Pasqualini (REFAP) refineries, in Rio Grande do Sul, and Presidente Getúlio Vargas (REPAR), in Paraná, as well as the logistics assets (ducts and terminals) operated by Transpetro and integrated into these refineries: 4 waterway terminals (Paranaguá, São Francisco do Sul, Tramandaí, Niterói) and 3 land terminals (Guaramirim, Itajaí and Biguaçu), 2 oil supply pipelines, 2 polyducts and 4 derivatives pipelines connecting the refineries to the distribution bases and terminals .
As informed by the state-owned press office, the sale of Petrobras refineries is part of the company's divestment plan, with the aim of strengthening the company and strategically repositioning it in the refining market. This would only be possible through partnerships with companies in the refining, logistics and transport segments. With these new measures, Petrobras will hand over 25% of refining capacity to the private sector, which naturally must be foreign companies.