Tuesday, 28 September, 2021

Petrobras to pay for free LPG

BRASILIA: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday evening that state-controlled company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, known as Petrobras, has 3 billion reais (US$575.5 million) to fund free LPG bottles to low-income people that cannot afford them.

Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) bottles are used for cooking mainly by low-income Brazilians, and the government has been criticized for its recent price hikes, report agencies.