SAO PAULO, Oct 27 (Reuters) – The Brazilian government will begin considering the privatization of state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday, amid the sharp rise in energy prices that is eroding approval ratings. of the agent.

In statements broadcast on television, Bolsonaro accused the company of giving him “a headache” and that its operations only benefit shareholders. (Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; written by Ana Mano; Edited in Spanish by Janisse Huambachano)