Brazil gov't opposes changing oil law - official

miércoles 17 de junio de 2015 09:31 GYT

BRASILIA, June 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's federal government is against changing a 2010 law that requires state-run oil firm Petrobras to take a minimum 30 percent stake in new development contracts in Brazil's subsalt oil areas, Marco Antonio Almeida, the oil and gas chief at the Energy Ministry said on Wednesday.

Opposition lawmakers favor altering the law in order to open development to international oil companies, and the Senate plans to debate changes on June 30. (Reporting by Leonardo Goy; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)