June 1, 2018 / 2:33 PM / 3 months ago

CORRECTED-Brazil's Petrobras says CEO Pedro Parente resigns amid diesel crisis

(Corrects CEO's name in headline)

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 1 (Reuters) - Pedro Parente, the chief executive officer of Brazil's state-controlled oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA, has resigned his post on Friday after a nationwide trucker strike forced the government to lower diesel prices.

In a statement, the company said the board will choose an interim CEO on Friday and that the company's other top executives will remain. (Reporting by Alexandra Alper Editing by Christian Plumb)

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