Petrobras was founded in October 1953 by President Getulio Vargas, but only five years later, the company's first logo was developed. It consisted of a yellow diamond, green outline and the word Petrobras, also accented in blue. Both the form and the colors used were reference to the national flag.
In late 1972, the brand had its first visual change, which lasted for over 20 years. The previous logo, the time was considered outdated by the Company and replaced by hexagon-diamond badge, which had two V letters together to form the design.
1971-1994 (Petrobras Distribuidora)
The "BR" symbol was created originally for the Petrobras Distribuidora brand - being used separatedly from the hexagon-diamond parent logo - on its gas stations, becoming more popular over the years.
International logo (1994-2014)
Petrobras initiative generated some problems, and the public no longer associate with Petrobras Distribuidora to Petrobras' image. Thus, both companies logo were unified.