Congress publishes amendment approving onerous assignment

The National Congress has officially published a proposal for amendment to the Constitution (PEC) that makes the auction of new oil exploration camps viable. With this bid, the government seeks to raise around more than 106 billion reais.

Although the sharing of these resources is not yet fully defined, the prediction is that the entry of this capital would relieve the economic crisis experienced by several states and municipalities.

On account of changes in the text, the PEC of the onerous assignment returned to the analysis by the House of Deputies. In this way, the possibility was being discussed that the next auction, scheduled for November, would be postponed until the new vote was made.

However, the Minister of Economics, Paulo Guedes, met last Thursday (26) with the President of the House of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, and Davi Alcolumbre, president of the Senate. Thus, the Congress decided to partially promulgate the PEC of the onerous assignment, which authorizes the Government to carry out the auction of the surplus oil found in the pre-salt in November. Even with the share not yet defined, the auction will be maintained and has forecast income of 106 billion reais for the public safes.

The previous format was 15% of the profits to be divided between the states, and 15% divided between the municipalities, in addition to the amount that would go to Petrobras itself and to the Union.

Now, according to the PEC approved in the Senate and now in the proceedings in the Chamber, the Division of resources will be in R $33 billion discounted for the coverage of a debt that the federal government has with Petrobras, R $10.95 billion (15%) Passed on to States, via the State Participation Fund (PEF); R $10.95 billion (15%) transferred to municipalities, via the Municipalities Participation Fund (FPM); R $2.19 billion (3%) Distributed to the states where the oil deposits are located – in the case of the next auction, the beneficiary would be Rio de Janeiro – and R $48.9 billion will remain with the union.

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