(Bloomberg) — Petrobras’ new administration should carry out a two-month evaluation of the oil massive’s advertising technique to ship it additional into line with Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s wider protection targets, in accordance with strategies from Lula’s transition crew.

The ability specialists who labored on Lula’s transition concluded that Petrobras’ current $78 billion five-year strategic plan was insufficient to assemble out priorities resembling refining and biofuels, in accordance with a person acquainted with the crew’s formal protection strategies.

The group moreover requires congress to approve a stabilization fund to ease value shocks all through events resembling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the framework ready in about three months, the person acknowledged. The strategies would possibly nonetheless be modified sooner than they’re despatched to the mines and energy ministry for formal consideration, the person acknowledged.

Mauricio Tolmasquim, the top of the transition crew’s energy and mining group, declined to the touch upon what its formal strategies may be.

The refinery investments are geared in the direction of urgently reducing Brazil’s reliance on imported diesel and gasoline, and a nationwide plan would possibly embrace every Petrobras-run and private providers. The group moreover suggests having the Mines and Energy Ministry, state development monetary establishment BNDES, and the Commerce Ministry work on a refining enlargement plan with Petrobras.

Lula has known as for Petrobras to invest additional to arrange for the facility transition and for Brazil to develop into self-sufficient in refining, a dramatic shift from current insurance coverage insurance policies that focus on maximizing earnings from massive, deep-water oil fields and divesting from a lot much less worthwhile firms.

Patrons count on Petroleo Brasileiro SA, because it’s formally recognized, to boost investments and erode what has been a report dividend funds, and shares have fallen about 30% since he was elected on Oct. 30.

Lula’s transition crew for energy included the two most vital contenders to develop into Petrobras’ subsequent chief authorities — Jean Paul Prates, a senator with Lula’s Workers’ Get collectively, and Magda Chambriard, a former head of Brazil’s oil regulator, known as the ANP.

The strategies will seemingly be despatched to Brazil’s subsequent mines and energy minister, who Lula has not appointed however, for a name on adopting the measures.

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