2 de julio de 2016 / 20:12 / hace un año

Brazil's Petrobras shuts off gas supply to Eletrobras thermal plant

BRASILIA, July 2 (Reuters) - Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA shut off gas supply to a thermal plant in the Amazon run by a subsidiary of state-led Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA for lack of payment, the oil company said on Saturday.

Petrobras, as the state-run oil and gas producer is commonly known, said it turned off supply to the Aparecida thermal plant on Friday. The Aparecida plant generates electricity for Manaus, Amazon’s largest city, and is operated by Amazonas Energia.

Petrobras did not said how much Amazonas Energia owed it. Representatives for the power companies did not immediately respond to requests for comments, and the potential impact on electricity supply to Manaus remained unclear. (Reporting by Roberto Samora; Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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