From the Field
Injunction on Petrobras’ TAG sale reversed in Brazil
BRASíLIA, January 17, 2019 – Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice has overturned a ruling blocking NOC Petrobras from selling a 90% stake in pipeline operator Transportadora Associada de Gás (TAG), local media reported on Wednesday.
The injunction had been granted last July following a claim by the Alagoas and Sergipe oil tankers’ union, which expressed concerns over the bidding process for the asset. With the court reversal, Petrobras can continue the divestment process for TAG, whose estimated value is USD 7 billion.
The NOC was in exclusive sales negotiations with energy group Engie prior to the injunction. Earlier in January, Eduardo Sattamini, the French company’s CEO in Brazil, told local newspaper Valor Econômico that talks would likely continue.