PETROBRAS DRAWS BEAD ON AMAZON REGION FOR MORE OIL AND GAS

State owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is pressing its campaign to transform Brazil's Amazonas province into a major oil and gas producing region. The financially troubled company is banking on production from an accelerated program in the upper Amazon to contribute a growing share to national production. Oil for the 10,000 b/d refinery at Manaus, which supplies the entire Amazon region with petroleum products, previously had to be shipped in from fields along Brazil's northeast

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