Brazilian election could open door to favourable oil policy shift

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Report summary

Brazil’s 2014 presidential election is being hotly contested and will require a second round of voting on 26 October. Its outcome will dictate the pace of much-needed reform in Brazil’s oil industry, which has lost its lustre in recent years - weighed down by burdensome regulations, project delays and a lack of new opportunities. Economic necessity should force an improvement in investment climate under the next government, but the nature of change will depend on who wins the presidency.

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Table of contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Brazil loses its lustre
  • Too close to call
    • Operatorship of the pre-salt
    • Local content obligations
    • Future licensing rounds
    • Environmental regulations
    • Price controls
    • Simplifying the tax system
  • Conclusion

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  • Brazil's quarter-on-quarter GDP growth, Q1 2008 to Q2 2014 (%)
  • First round poll ratings (%)
  • Second round poll ratings, Rousseff vs. Silva (%)
  • Brazilian oil production, 2005 - 2014 (million b/d)
  • Petrobras' 2014 share price (Real) compared with poll ratings of Dilma Rousseff (%)

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