May 15, 2023
The two European companies want to resume their jointly run Cardon IV project “at its maximum capacity,” which is 1.3 Bcf, Tellechea said. It currently pumps 580 MMcf of natural gas to meet Venezuela’s household and industrial demand.
April 29, 2023
Since U.S. President Joe Biden eased sanctions on Venezuela last year, Chevron has started lifting so much crude from the country that it’s had to put 600,000 bbl of it in storage in the Bahamas this month.
February 15, 2023
Eni, Repsol and French company Maurel et Prom have the capacity to pump an additional 50,000 to 80,000 bpd if they increase operations in the South American country.
December 07, 2022
Chevron will use the facility to process tar-like crude from Venezuela’s fields that will be shipped to U.S. refineries in the Gulf of Mexico under a sanctions waiver granted by the Treasury Department last month. The first shipment of 1 million barrels is expected to be loaded later this month.
November 27, 2022
The Biden administration granted Chevron Corp. a license to resume oil production in Venezuela after US sanctions halted all drilling activities almost three years ago.
July 06, 2022
Chevron Corp. wants more control over the oil it produces in Venezuela, a move that would help the driller boost output and recover debt if the US eases sanctions amid a global fuel crunch.
July 01, 2022
Venezuela’s economy is forecast to expand at its fastest pace in 15 years, marking a rebound for a country that recently emerged from the deepest recession in Latin America.
May 20, 2022
Venezuela creditors are holding a rare meeting in Davos next week to discuss potential opportunities in the oil sector amid increasing optimism for investment in the country as the U.S. floats easing some sanctions.
May 18, 2022
The Biden administration plans to ease sanctions on Venezuelan oil in a bid to bring more of the country’s crude to Europe.
Every region will post an increase, led by the Middle East, the Americas, Africa and the FSU. Offshore activity will grow at about the same pace as onshore drilling.
February 04, 2022
Venezuela’s government and Chevron Corp. are in preliminary talks to give the company greater control of some operations in exchange for debt relief.
January 21, 2022
The U.S. Treasury Department banned transactions of a key bond issued by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company for one year, the longest since it first stepped in to shield its U.S.-based refining arm from creditors, amid its economic downfall and political crisis.
January 11, 2022
China doubled down on imports of Iranian and Venezuelan crude in 2021, taking the most from the U.S.-sanctioned regimes in three years, as refiners brushed off the risk of penalties to scoop up cheap oil.
January 03, 2022
Oil exports from Venezuela doubled in December from a year earlier as the country raises production of revenue-generating hydrocarbons in defiance of U.S. sanctions.
January 28, 2021
High on the agenda for the U.S. and Indian oil companies: reinstating transactions known as oil swaps that would allow companies to receive Venezuelan crude in exchange for supplying diesel fuel.
January 25, 2021
The cat-and-mouse games that avoid detection and sanctions include ship-to-ship transfers, shell companies and silenced satellite signals. But there’s another aspect to the dodge. It involves “doping” the oil with chemical additives and changing its name in the paperwork so it can be sold as a wholly different crude without a trace of its Venezuelan roots.
January 14, 2021
The island nation of Palau says a tanker that recently loaded Venezuelan crude was using a false signal to disguise its identity, potentially putting the Pacific country in the crosshairs of U.S. sanctions.
January 05, 2021
Since taking over for Hugo Chavez in 2013, Nicolas Maduro has resisted efforts to force him out, presiding over a precipitous deterioration of the oil-rich country.
January 01, 2021
Venezuela has managed to defy sweeping U.S. sanctions against state-owned producer PDVSA and keep shipping some crude abroad, mainly to China. But Washington has intensified the crackdown on companies that break the restrictions, and PDVSA has struggled to sell its barrels in Asia.
December 06, 2019
A subsidiary of Rosneft has taken over some contract discussions with local service providers in Venezuela, stepping in for PDVSA on joint projects with the state-owned oil company, according to people familiar with the matter.
November 14, 2019
The practice of oil tankers turning off their location signals has increased in the past month, according to shipping data, after the U.S. went after a Chinese-owned shipping company it said was moving crude for sanctioned Iran.