"Comperj is a disaster," says Petrobras president

The president of Petrobras, Roberto Castello Branco, said that, in his words, "The COMPERJ is a disaster", and that studies the possibility of transforming the petrochemical complex of Rio de Janeiro into a thermoelectric plant that is powered by natural gas, which he considers it as the ideal fuel to make the transition to a low-carbon economy. The declarations were made during the hearing at the Committee of Mines and Energy of the House of Deputies, held on Tuesday (11).

"The COMPERJ was a disaster, which added to several others. Petrobras, in the past, invested about US $50 billion in the refining business, which resulted in significant losses. And even worse, in promises and the sale of illusions for the creation of thousands and thousands of jobs, which led to hopelessness in thousands of households, especially in the state of Rio de Janeiro. "said the president of the State referring to the petrochemical complex located In Itaboraí (RJ). The information is from the newspaper O Globo.

The petrochemical complex of Rio de Janeiro (COMPERJ) had its works paralyzed in 2015 to the detriment of allegations of corruption in operation Lava-Jato. Last year, Petrobras reported that it signed with CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation) A partnership agreement in the resumption of works at the Comperj refinery, scheduled to be initiated in the second half of 2019.

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