Petrobras is the third largest energy company in the world, with an average daily output of 2.6 million barrels of oil equivalent. Established in 1953 and with a presence in 30 countries on all continents, the company is a state-run, publicly traded company controlled by the Brazilian government by means of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
The oil and gas industry leader in Brazil, Petrobras has integrated operations in exploration and production, refining, oil and natural gas trade and transportation, petrochemicals, oil product distribution, electricity, biofuels, and in other sources of renewable energy.
Products made by the Petrobras System − formed by the Company, its subsidiaries, jointly controlled and associated companies −, are present in virtually all areas of modern life, ranging from the fuel that moves cars and propels aircraft to the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) used in the kitchens of homes and businesses. Diesel fuel, gasoline, lubricants, naphtha, biodiesel, ethanol, fuel oil and jet fuel, among others, complement the company's portfolio.
Petrobras' main customers include, in addition to end consumers, businesses operating in logistic transportation, agricultural, industrial, air, maritime, and rail markets and in the thermoelectric segment.
The Company makes approximately 255 oil products to meet the most diverse needs of the Brazilian society. The main groups of products from the refining area, classified by business segment, are:
Petrobras does not produce petrochemical products directly, rather the feedstock used to manufacture them, which is sold to the industry. The main products the company trades are base petrochemicals (ethylene, propylene, propyl ethylene, benzene, etc.). In addition, the company holds stakes in other companies that produce raw material for the industries responsible for other second-generation products (plastics, rubber, etc.) used by leading industries to manufacture items for public consumption (packaging, tires, etc.).
In order to attract and build loyalty, the company seeks to add value to its products, offering solutions for its customers' needs. The main services provided directly or developed by Petrobras Distribuidora and made available to consumers are listed below:
More information about these and other Petrobras Distribuidora products and services can be found at www.br.com.br.
Liquigás' main product is LPG, liquefied petroleum gas, distributed in nine different sizes of returnable cylinders (with capacities ranging from 2 to 190 kg), packages or in bulk for facilities, with six sizes of fixed and transportable tanks, ranging from 500 to 60,000 kg in capacity. Besides traditional LPG, it offers five other compositions to attend specific industrial demands (flex gas, pure and deodorized propane, special butane and energetic butane). Liquigás also offers services that mix packages, forms of local supply, added services and even formulations, thus expanding its product mix.
|Corporate name||Petróleo Brasileiro S.A|
|World headquarters||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Number of employees (Dec/2010):||80,492 (Petrobras System)|
|Number of products offered||255 products (Petrobras Holding)|
|Main products||Diesel fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, gasoline, lubricants, naphtha, fuel oil, and jet fuel|
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