Brazil's Petrobras buying gasoline from Braskem in November

miércoles 4 de noviembre de 2015 18:19 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Nov 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA agreed to buy 82,000 cubic meters (515,764 barrels) of gasoline from Braskem SA in November, bolstering supplies of the fuel as it faces its biggest strike in 20 years.

Petrobras, which owns 36 percent of Braskem, signed the contract Oct. 26 and will receive the fuel from Braskem operations in Brazil's state of Rio Grande do Sul, Sao Paulo and Bahia, Petrobras said in a statement sent to Brazil's securities regulator on Wednesday.

No price was given but the cost reflects the lower retail price for gasoline in Brazil than in the international market. (Reporting by Jeb Blount; Editing by James Dalgleish)