RIO DE JANEIRO, June 7 The Brazilian government
is not meddling in pricing decisions by state-controlled oil
producer Petróleo Brasileiro SA, which on Wednesday kept cooking
gas out of a pricing system based on international parity.
Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente, speaking at a news
conference, said the decision helps Petrobras comply
with rules set by Brazil's most powerful energy policy body to
help contain fuel costs for households.
(Reporting by Marta Nogueira, Alexandra Alper and Rodrigo Viga
Gaier; Writing by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Chizu