Brazil's Petrobras says 32 firms banned from working with it

miércoles 2 de diciembre de 2015 09:18 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Dec 2 (Reuters) - Thirty-two companies are currently banned from doing work for Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA because of an ongoing corruption investigation, the oil firm's head of governance João Elek said on Wednesday.

He said Queiroz Galvão Óleo e Gás is now allowed to work with Petrobras, as the oil company is more commonly known, after it signed a leniency agreement. Petrobras needs other companies to be able to return as well, Elek added. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier)