Top 10 Companies in South America 2015

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2. Petrobras

Petroleo Brasileiro SA operates as an integrated energy company mainly in Brazil and other international locations.

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It was founded in 1953 and headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its exploration and production segment is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas; production and sale of crude oil and natural gas produced in the domestic and foreign markets plant.

Refining, marketing and transportation segment involved in oil refining, logistics, transport, trade and oil products and crude oil, as well as investment and export ethanol chemical companies. This segment is also engaged in the production and processing of oil shale. Gas and Energy segment Company is involved in the transport and trade of natural gas; transport and trading of liquefied natural gas; The generation and sale of electricity, with the interests of the distribution of natural gas and thermal power plants; and commercial fertilizers. Biofuels sectors involved in the production of biodiesel and related products as well as investment, production and trade of ethanol, sugar and electricity produced from biogas. Distribution Company distributes petroleum products, ethanol and natural gas vehicles in Brazil to retail, commercial and industrial customers as well as wholesalers and other fuels. Parts of International business is involved in the exploration, extraction, processing, transportation, marketing and distribution of gas and electricity for the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia.

(All in billion USD)

Revenue: 143.66

Profit: 34.18

Market Cap: 171.12