Brazil’s Petrobras could take over marketing of the government’s share of crude from offshore oilfields, a government official told Reuters, adding significantly to the state-run oil firm’s trading operations. Pre-Salt Petroleum (PPSA) head Jose Eduardo Gerk attends an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 21, 2019. Picture taken October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes In an interview on Monday, the head of Pre-Salt Petroleum, better known by its Portuguese acronym PPSA, said it is close to inking a deal in which Petrobras’ trading desk will manage the oil that Brazil’s government receives from private sector firms. The potential deal, being discussed ahead of a blockbuster season for oil bidding rounds in the South American nation, would significantly boost the volume of crude traded by Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the firm is formally known. Petrobras declined to comment on the negotiations. On Nov. […]