Petrochemical Industry NSA Targets Brazil’s Oil Industry

Editor: Dominik Stephan

The US government targets foreign oil and petrochemical operations: The NSA has been allegedly spying on Brazil’s semi-public oil company Petrobras, operator of several large-scale offshore operations in the South Atlantic…

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Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – According to Globo, Brazil’s biggest television network, Petrobras is named among several targeted companies in an internal NSA document, provided by the American journalist Glenn Greenwald. Petrobras now fears that the agency gathered information about oil reserves in Atlantic deep sea reservoirs, that might give competitors distinctive advantages. These revelations could complicate diplomatic tensions between the US and Brazil following the allegation of the NSA spying on Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff.