Petrobras, the Brazilian state-run oil company, has stated that it is awaiting the government's decision on its request to drill a well at the mouth of the Amazon River

Basin after a recommendation from the country's environmental agency to reject the proposal.

In a note, CEO Jean Paul Prates emphasized that Petrobras is not pressuring for a decision and has complied with all requirements. The company has been attempting to explore a new site on the coast of Amapa state in northern Brazil, where Exxon Mobil has made significant discoveries, but Ibama has recommended against the request, citing discrepancies in environmental studies, inadequate communication with indigenous communities, and insufficient protection for wildlife.

The technical report will form the basis for Ibama's decision on whether or not to authorize drilling activities in the area. Photo by lubasi, Wikimedia commons.