Senator Jean Paul Prates (PT-RN), who is part of the group responsible for the area of mines and energy in the transition cabinet, said that the one who will define Petrobras’ pricing policy broadly for the country is the government, not the management. of the oil company. According to him, above the social interest, the company can act only with regard to its own customers. Jean Paul is quoted to take over as president of Petrobras in the future government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).
“Price policy is not Petrobras’s. Pricing policy is the government’s. Let’s start separating these things well. Petrobras will make its own price policy, for its customers, for the volume, for the quality of customers, in short, like any company sells. Who will give the price policy for Brazil, in general, if there will be adjustments in any way, some cushioning, stabilization account, reference price, etc., absolutely not to mention freezing, none A strong act in this sense of intervention is the Brazilian government. The government is one thing, Petrobras is another,” he said this Thursday (24).
Currently, Petrobras adopts a price policy of parity with the international market, based on the value of the dollar. Thus, the final price of fuels in Brazil takes into account the value of raw materials and services related to the product abroad. With the high dollar, the consequence in the country is also high fuel prices.
The technical group of mines and energy will have agendas with Petrobras over the next few days. This Friday (25), a virtual meeting will be held. On December 5th, the team intends to go to the company’s headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. The intention is to ask the oil company’s management to suspend measures considered strategic until the government changes, such as the sale of assets and refineries. The commitment was made by the current minister of the thematic portfolioAdolfo Sachsida, last Tuesday (22), in relation to the ministry’s exclusive themes.
Transition PEC ‘is evolving well internally’, says Jean Paul
Jean Paul also said that the negotiations for the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) for the Transition are “evolving well internally”. The measure is seen as fundamental by the future government as it removes the Bolsa Família – replacing the Auxílio Brasil – from the public spending ceiling and guarantees the payment of the installment of R$ 600, in addition to the extra value of R$ 150 for families with children of up to six years.
The PEC has been negotiated since the week after the second round of elections. A previous text was even presented to the Joint Budget Commission (CMO) and to the presidents of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), and of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), in the first half of November. The final version, however, has not yet been made official. There was an expectation of senators who are part of the transition that the text was delivered on Wednesday (23)which did not materialize.
“We are finishing the PEC, it is evolving well, despite the appearance that it is not. Externally, there is this impression that it is dragging on, but it is evolving well internally. The senators’ conversations, we are trying to compose this text and already know other PECs that appeared, trying to organize. Evidently, it is up to the rapporteur to take the whole set of PECs that are appearing and organize them. From this week to the next, we define this whole process”, highlighted Jean Paul.
The government transition, coordinated by elected vice president Geraldo Alckmin, is running out of time to get the PEC voted this year. That’s because the National Congress only has three more weeks of operation before the parliamentary recess. If there is no approval of the Transition PEC, the current income transfer program, in this case Auxílio Brasil, may have installments of R$ 405 from January, according to the budget forecast sent by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL).
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