Ministry of Mines and Energy (Brazil)

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) is a Brazilian government ministry established in 1960. It fosters investments in mining and energy-related activities, funds research and sets out government policies. Previously, mines and energy were the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture. The current Minister of Mines and Energy is Bento Costa Lima Leite.

Ministry of Mines and Energy
Ministry overview
Formed22 July 1960
HeadquartersBrasília, Distrito Federal
Annual budgetR$ 98,4 billion (2015)[1]
Minister responsible
  • Bento Costa Lima Leite


  1. Portal Orçamento (October 2014). "Projeto de Lei Orçamentária para 2015" (PDF). Senado federal. p. 20. Retrieved 3 January 2015.

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