Transpetro, Petrobras Transporte S.A., undertakes oil and derivatives, ethanol, biofuels, and natural gas transportation and storage activities. It is in charge of more than 11,000 kilometers of pipelines - among oil pipelines and gas pipelines - which interconnect all Brazilian regions and supply the country's most remote points.
In addition to the pipeline network, there are also terminals and a fleet of oil tankers, joining forces with Petrobras' production, refining, and distribution areas and performing in oil and derivatives, biofuels, and natural gas imports and exports. In addition to Petrobras, the main customer, Transpetro also provides services to several distributors and to the petrochemical industry.
Petrobras Distribuidora operates in the distribution, trade and industrialization of oil products and derivatives, in addition to in imports and exports. On the Brazilian streets and roads, the company has upwards of 7,000 service stations, the biggest service station network in Brazil.
The subsidiary has more than 10,000 major customers, among industries, thermoelectric plants, aviation companies and light- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. It has been signing-on partnerships to deploy natural gas-fueled thermoelectric power units and programs to optimize product use in respect for the environment.
Petrobras Química S.A. - Petroquisa - works with Petrobras in the chemical and petrochemical areas. It holds stakes in corporations involved in manufacturing, trade, distributing, transporting, importing and exporting chemical and petrochemical industry products, to providing technical and administrative services related to these industries, and can also exploit these activities directly.
The holding company is present in three Brazilian petrochemical poles by holding equity stakes in companies that produce (from naphtha, the oil byproduct the petrochemical industry uses as feedstock) base petrochemical products (ethane, propene, benzene, etc.), raw materials the second-generation industries use to manufacture other products (plastics, rubber, etc.) leading industries, in turn, use to make products for public consumption (packages, tires, etc.).
Petrobras Biocombustível is a wholly owned subsidiary of Petrobras. Incorporated in 2008, the company is in charge of producing biodiesel and ethanol with social and environmental sustainability, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and driving development in the countries where it operates.
The subsidiary owns three plants, which are located in the cities of Candeias (state of Bahia), Quixadá (state of Ceará), and Montes Claros (state of Minas Gerais). In 2009, it went on to hold half of the equity stakes of BSBios, which has a plant in Marialva (state of Paraná). The company is also a partner of BioÓleo, a vegetable oil extraction plant located in Feira de Santana (state of Bahia).
Petrobras Biocombustível marked its entry into ethanol production in 2009, when it acquired stakes in Total Agroindústria Canavieira. In 2010, the company announced a partnership with Tereos Participações to invest R$1.6 billion in Açúcar Guarani. That same year, together with Grupo São Martinho, the subsidiary formed a new company to control the Boa Vista plant, in the state of Goiás.