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Protesters Clash with Police as Petrobras-led Consortium Wins Production Rights

Police clashed with protesters on the streets of Rio de Janeiro as the Brazilian government announced the winner of an auction to develop an offshore oilfield that could hold up to 12 billion barrels.   The sole bid came from a consortium that includes Shell, Total, two Chinese firms and Brazil's state-run petroleum company, Petrobras.   Petrobras took 40 percent of the field, 10 percent above the legal minimum, while France's Total SA and Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell will ...

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