October 27, 2017 / 9:33 AM / a year ago

Brazil government appeals against oil auction suspension- minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Brazil’s government has appealed against an injunction suspending a pre-salt oil auction on Friday, the Mining and Energy minister Fernando Coelho Filho said.

A federal judge in the Brazilian state of Amazonas issued an injunction sought by the leftist Workers Party on Thursday ordering the suspension of the billion-dollar auctions of pre-salt oil and gas rights. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaierç Writing by Silvio Cascione. Editing by Jane Merriman)

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