RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian oil and natural gas production rose above 3 million barrels a day for the first time since March as output rose from giant new offshore fields near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s oil regulator ANP said on Tuesday in a statement.
Output from the country’s 45 producing concession holders rose 8.7 percent to an average 3.066 million barrels of oil and equivalent natural gas a day (boepd) in July from 2.820 million boepd a year earlier, the ANP said.
Output in July was 2.3 percent higher than in June.
Petrobras remained the dominant producer with an average 2.54 million boepd of owned output in the month, or 83 percent of the total.
The number two producer was BG Plc with 175,684 boepd in July. (Reporting by Jeb Blount; Editing by Bernard Orr)