Aid payments, Petrobras’ pre-salt production record and more than January 18

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The payment of the first installment of the year’s Auxílio-Gás and Auxílio Brasil and Petrobras’ pre-salt production record are among the highlights of the 5 facts morning of January 18, 2022.

Payment of Gas Allowance

The federal government starts paying the Gas Aid this Tuesday (18th). The estimate is that 5 million low-income families receive the amount of R$ 52, which should help with the purchase of the cylinder. Payment must first go out to those registered in the program who have the end 1 in the NIS and families with women victims of domestic violence with urgent protective measures, which have priority in care.

First installment of Aid Brazil

The first installment of 2022 of the Auxílio Brasil program, which replaces Bolsa Família, must be paid today by Caixa Econômica Federal. In January, 17.5 million families – 3 million more beneficiaries than in December – should receive R$ 400. As with the Auxílio-Gás, the first recipients have the end 1 in the NIS.

Investigation against Petrobras

In an interview with CNN, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, defended the investigation by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (Cade) against Petrobras for the alleged practice of abusive fuel prices. Albuquerque also stressed that the folder does not interfere with the company’s pricing policy. The inquiries were opened in the last week.

Record in the pre-salt

On the same day, Petrobras announced that it had beaten the annual record for pre-salt production in 2021. In a statement, the state-owned company said it had reached a volume of about 2 million barrels of oil extracted per day (boed) – 4% a day. more than the previous year.

Payments with Pix

A survey carried out by the consultancy GMattos revealed that the use of Pix in online shopping in Brazil tripled in 2021. The new payment method, which started in November 2020, started the last year little used in the virtual environment, but arrived in December being the preference than 60% of consumers.


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Reference: CNN Brasil

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