The Brazilian oil and gas sector outlines the first reactions towards its recovery, and the city where this affirmation is more pronounced is in the municipality of Macaé, affectionately known as the National Capital of Petroleum, located in the interior of Rio de Janeiro. With new firms settling in the city since last year, statistics in favor of employment and the economy have been in a positive balance, according to the Ministry of Labor and Employment (See the numbers and justifications by accessing the article here).
Due to the strong economic recession that hit all of Brazil, mainly Macaé, the brutal drop in the prices of a barrel of oil and the divestments of state-owned Petrobras, the situation was unsustainable. Many companies were unable to maintain themselves and left the city, consequently, thousands of people were out of work and many entrepreneurs were very suspicious whether or not they should have any hope of investing in the city.
After 4 years on the tightrope, the price of oil finally started to rise, Petrobras put into practice its plans to reduce costs, the government started interventions to make the laws more flexible to the oil companies, the Brazilian oil market was opened to foreigners and the great milestone of the oil auctions, which captivated many global companies, as Petrobras lost the obligation to explore all assets in our waters.
Well, after a lot of ups and downs, the plans started to work out, the auctions were successful and the approvals to start maintenance stoppages on platforms in the Campos Basin are in full swing. In the month of May, many companies specialized in this type of service began to hire, re-hire and call many former employees back to their staff, you can check which are these companies in the article we did this week.
The hotel sector started to get busier in the city, commerce is already more heated and if you look at the height of Praia da Barra, you can clearly see the increase in the number of support vessels. over there, that was the ones that were in my field of vision, there should be a lot more in operations. Check out the short video we recorded from the coast:
Furthermore, now the City Airport will receive commercial flights from all over Brazil, this will solve a logistical problem that the city has been suffering for many years, since people from all over the country and even the world go to Macaé and for that, it is necessary to make many stopovers and take many land transports to reach the municipality. Who is responsible for the works is a mining company that won the bid last month. Check out the details of these works here.