Venezuela to supply up to 400,000 barrels of heavy crude oil per day to India

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State-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. PDVSA) and India’s Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), last week signed two agreements to boost extra-heavy crude oil production in Venezuela’s Orinoco Oil Belt (FPO) and sell up to 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) to the country. Venezuela will send Reliance between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels per day. Venezuela currently sends 270,000 bpd to India; India’s oil consumption currently amounts to 4.2

Russia’s Rosneft to invest $16B to develop Carabobo 2 extra-heavy crude in Venezuela; first oil from Junin

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Before the JV can begin operations, a ruling from the National Assembly of Venezuela must be obtained, as well as a resolution from the Oil and Mining Industry Ministry and a corresponding decree from the President of Venezuela. The Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela.

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Eni and PDVSA launch major heavy-oil projects in Orinoco Belt in Venezuela

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Italy-based oil and gas major Eni and PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela), the state-owned oil and gas corporation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, signed contracts for the creation of two joint ventures (Empresas Mixtas, Mixed Enterprises).

Argentina and Venezuela to cooperate in $2.2B 100,000 bpd extra-heavy oil joint venture in Orinoco Belt

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Argentina and Venezuela will form a joint venture targeting production of 100,000 barrels of extra-heavy oil per day in the Junin field area of the Orinoco Oil Belt. Venezuela plans to further develop the Orinoco Belt oil resources in the coming years.

Eni Makes Giant Gas Discovery in Offshore Venezuela

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Italian oil major Eni made a world class gas discovery at its Perla field, in the shallow water of the Venezuelan offshore, successfully drilling an explorative well in the Perla field, located in the Cardon IV block, in the Gulf of Venezuela. The results of the well exceeded pre-drill expectations, making Perla the largest gas discovery in Venezuela and, potentially, one of the world’s largest natural-gas discoveries in recent years.

Eni announces first production from the Junin-5 giant heavy oil field in Venezuela

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PetroJunín, joint venture formed by PDVSA (60%) and Eni (40%), has started production from the Junín-5 giant heavy oil field, located in the Faja del Orinoco—the area with the largest untapped hydrocarbon reserves in the world, according to Eni.

Rosneft and PDVSA sign tentative MoU for JV to develop heavy crude reserves in Venezuela’s Orinoco belt

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Rosneft, the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry and majority owned (75.6%) by the state, and PDVSA, Venezuela’s state-owned oil and gas company, have signed a tentative memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture to develop heavy crude oil reserves in Venezuela as part of the Carabobo-2 project. After gaining all the required approvals from the Government and the National Assembly of Venezuela, Rosneft will extend a market rate $1.5

Could Venezuela Gas-Price Rise From 5 Cents Sell Greener Cars?

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Until you see what our counterparts in Venezuela are paying for gas--with the nation''s subsidies, drivers pay a nominal 5 cents per gallon If you have friends in Europe, you might have heard them complaining of gas prices topping $8 per gallon. It''s certainly enough to make you feel better about the average $3.60 a gallon drivers pay in the U.S.

PDVSA signs $4B loan agreement with China Development Bank for expansion of heavy oil production in Orinoco

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Venezuela’s PDVSA signed a $4.0-billion, 8-year loan agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) for boosting production at the Sinovensa heavy oil joint venture in the Orinoco belt from 140,000 barrels per day to 330,000 barrels per day by 2016. Venezuela will also receive two other loans from China: one for $1.5 China and Venezuela are developing Orinoco blocks Junin 1, 4 and 8; Boyaca 4 and MP3.

Rosneft and PDVSA sign cooperation agreement on gas projects on Venezuelan shelf

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Rosneft’s President and Chairman of the Management Board Igor Sechin and Venezuelan Oil Minister and PDVSA President Rafael Ramirez, in the presence of the President Vladimir Putin, signed a cooperation agreement for implementation of offshore projects in Venezuela. RIA Novosti quoted President Putin as saying Venezuela and Russia have huge potential for joint investment projects, especially in energy.

PDVSA and Eni to Form Joint Ventures to Produce and Refine Heavy Crude Oil in Orinoco Region; Targeting 240,000 Barrels per Day

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Venezuela state-owned PDVSA and Italy-based Eni are finalizing a planned 60:40 joint venture to produce heavy crude oil in Junin Block 5 in the Orinoco Oil Belt in Venezuela in 2014. In 2009, Venezuela produced about 600,000 barrels per day in joint ventures in the Orinoco Oil Belt.

CNPC and PDVSA to invest $14B to develop Junin 10 in Orinoco extra-heavy oil belt

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China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Venezuela’s PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela SA) will invest about $14 billion to develop the Junin 10 block in the Orinoco extra heavy oil belt in Venezuela, according to a tweet sent out by Rafael Ramirez, the Venezuelan petroleum minister. In June 2012, Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA) began drilling the first well in the Junin 10 block in cluster JA-16.

IEA: record oil output from US, Brazil, Canada and Norway to keep global markets well supplied

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In Venezuela, oil production has fallen by more than half in the past 20 years, and declines are set to accelerate. Sharply falling production in Venezuela will offset gains in Iraq, resulting in OPEC crude oil capacity growth of just 750,000 barrels a day by 2023.

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PdVSA doubling capacity and modernizing El Palito Refinery for influx of more Orinoco heavy crudes

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The Venezuelan national petroleum company Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. According to Oil and Gas Journal (OGJ), Venezuela had 211 billion barrels of proven oil reserves in 2011, the second largest the world. billion barrels in 2010, due to the the inclusion of the massive reserves of extra-heavy oil in Venezuela’s Orinoco belt.

PDVSA signs agreements with India’s Reliance and OVL for work in Orinoco

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The Venezuelan state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, SA (PdVSA), has signed agreements with two major Indian energy companies, Reliance and OVL, for work in Venezuela’s Orinoco heavy oil belt. OVL currently has stakes in two producing projects in Venezuela; Petro-Carabobo and Petro-Indovenezolana with investments of about US$341 million.

PDVSA and PetroChina move ahead with 400,000 barrel per day oil refinery in China; processing Orinoco heavy and extra-heavy crude

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Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) and PetroChina recently signed the Project for Development and Establishment of a joint venture to realize the future development of the Nanhai refinery. Venezuela has seen significant upward revisions in its proven oil reserves over the past few years due to the inclusion of massive reserves of extra-heavy oil in the Orinoco Belt. According to OPEC figures, then, Venezuela has now surpassed Saudi Arabia in terms of oil reserves (296.5

Opinion: How Much Longer Can OPEC Hold Out?

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With the huge reduction in its revenues and growing discomfort among its members such as Venezuela, Libya and Nigeria over its current production levels, is OPEC really getting weaker? Venezuela’s Woes. by Gaurav Agnihotri for Oilprice.com.

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The 5 Countries That Could Push Oil Prices Up

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The ‘Fragile Five’ petrostates—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela—continue to see supply disruption potential, with northern Iraq crude exports at risk due to an escalation of tensions between the (Kurdistan Regional Government), Baghdad and Turkey, while the United States has decertified the 2015 Iran nuclear deal,” U.S. Venezuela. The unfolding implosion of Venezuela almost ensures that more of the country’s oil production will erode, perhaps at a quickening pace.

EIA: Top 5 US crude oil suppliers account for 72% of total crude imports; highest proportion since 1997

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Crude oil imports from the top five foreign suppliers to the United States—which in 2012 were Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Iraq, in that order—accounted for almost 72% of total US net crude oil imports, the highest proportion since 1997, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Venezuela. Venezuela’s state oil company sent more crude to US refineries, which exported more gasoline and other petroleum products back to Venezuela.

PDVSA and Eni inaugurate first heavy crude pipeline in Junin-5 in Orinoco belt

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The Venezuela Minister of Petroleum and President of the state-owned company PDVSA, Rafael Ramirez, and a delegation of Eni, composed of the members of the board of directors and led by the Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni and the President Giuseppe Recchi, inaugurated the first pipeline to evacuate oil from the Junin-5 field, located on the Orinoco oil belt. Eni has been present in Venezuela since 1998.

EIA: nearly 69% of US crude oil imports in 2011 originated from 5 countries; Canada alone accounted for 25%

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The amount of crude oil the United States imported from its top five foreign suppliers—Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nigeria—increased slightly during 2011, even though total US crude oil imports fell to their lowest level in 12 years, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Canada, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nigeria have consistently been America’s five largest crude oil suppliers, although their rankings varied from year to year.

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If I am president, I will immediately direct the full resources of the federal government and the full energy of the private sector to a single, overarching goal — in 10 years, we will eliminate the need for oil from the entire Middle East and Venezuela,” Obama said. “To

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Opinion: Who Will Be Left Standing At The End Of The Oil War?

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Then we have Venezuela, where production costs hover just over $23 per barrel on average, but where disaster is imminent. For Venezuela, the breakeven point is particularly elusive because the country’s oil is very heavy and very dirty —and thus very expensive to extract and refine.

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Future Ford F-150 MPG, Electric Motorcycle Guide, 5-Cent Gasoline: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: We look at what could raise fuel efficiency in the next Ford F-150 pickup truck, we run down electric motorcycle options this year, and cheer the passing of Venezuela''s soon-to-vanish gas price: 5 cents per gallon. All this and more on Green Car Reports. After an incident in which faulty garage wiring may have caused a

CITGO to pay $737K penalty and implement pollution abatement projects at two refineries

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an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. PDVSA), the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. CITGO) has agreed to pay a $737,000 civil penalty and to implement projects to reduce harmful air pollution, resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) at its petroleum refining facilities located in Lemont, Ill. and Lake Charles (Westlake), La.

National oil companies hold top spots in Energy Intelligence’s ranking of top oil firms

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Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). State-owned oil companies are retaining their dominant position in the world petroleum industry according to Energy Intelligence ’s annual ranking of the world’s top 50 oil and gas companies, which was published today in Petroleum Intelligence Weekly (PIW). It is the only ranking system that compares private sector firms with national oil companies.

2016 Ford Explorer SUV replaces 2.0L EcoBoost with new 2.3L EcoBoost unit; more power and torque, same fuel economy expected

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Ford Explorer is built in North America at Chicago Assembly Plant, as well as in Venezuela and now, Russia.

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Gas Prices: You Could Pay $10 A Gallon. Or Just 6 Cents. Why?

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But you may wish you were in Caracas, Venezuela, where enormous government subsidies cut the price to a ridiculous 6 cents per gallon. What did you pay for gasoline the last time you filled up? If you're in the U.S., probably about $2.70 per gallon. Yep, six pennies. And you may thank your stars you're not in Asmara, Eritrea, where taxes

US Lifted The Crude Oil Export Ban, And Exports Went Down

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crude oil is Venezuela. In early February, Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA imported a 550,000-barrel cargo of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) through its U.S.-based Venezuela started importing foreign crudes in 2014 amid a fall in its own production—buying mostly Angolan and Nigerian light grades. by Charles Kennedy of Oilprice.com.

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EIA: China is now the world’s largest net importer of petroleum and other liquid fuels

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Because production levels from Iran, Libya, and Sudan and South Sudan dropped since 2011, China replaced the lost shares of crude oil and other liquids imports from these countries with imports from Oman, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Angola, Venezuela, and Russia.

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PDVSA to boost Orinoco heavy oil production

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Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. PDVSA) is moving forward with a series of new heavy oil developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt that will allow a significant increase in production, while requiring the development of massive new infrastructure, Ruben Figuera, director of new developments in the Orinoco Oil Belt, told delegates to the World Heavy Oil Congress 2014 in New Orleans.

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Venezuela. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

IEA: Global oil discoveries and new projects fell to historic lows in 2016 while US shale surged; “two-speed” market

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It brings an additional cause of concern for global energy security at a time of heightened geopolitical risks in some major producer countries, such as Venezuela, the IEA said.

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EIA: US importing more crude from Canada, even as total imports falling; 25% of imports in 2011, 28% so far in 2012

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Canada is the largest supplier of foreign oil to the United States, followed by Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Venezuela.

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IEA: non-OPEC oil supply tops 43 mb/d for first time in decades; global demand to reach 92.4 mb/d in 2014

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Renewed disruptions in Libya and smaller drops in Nigeria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela more than offset higher output in Iran, Iraq and Angola. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Oil Market Report (OMR) for December raised the estimate of global oil demand for 2013 by 130,000 barrels per day (130 kb/d) to 91.2 million barrels per day (mb/d), on stronger-than-expected third-quarter demand growth among OECD countries of 320 kb/d.

ExxonMobil announces 6th oil discovery offshore Guyana with Ranger-1; Guyana may move from non-producer to regional powerhouse

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A former British colony located on the northeast coast of South America, Guyana borders Venezuela, Brazil and Suriname. ExxonMobil Corporation announced positive results from its Ranger-1 exploration well, marking ExxonMobil’s sixth oil discovery offshore Guyana since 2015.

Platts: June OPEC output of 32.73M barrels of crude per day, highest since Aug. 2008

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Venezuela acted as a check on the overall level though, as the crisis-hit country’s production continues to hit fresh lows. Analysts also said Venezuela’s oil sector continues to see power rationing, which is exacerbating the output decline. Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) crude oil output surged 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) in June, close to an eight-year high of 32.73

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New catalytic system for conversion of CO2 to methanol shows much higher activity than others now in use

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Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, with colleagues from the University of Seville (Spain) and Universidad Central de Venezuela, have discovered a new, highly active catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide to methanol.

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Obama: no Keystone XL if significant exacerbation of GHG; Canada: no problem

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The remaining crude coming from the Alberta oilsands has the same or lower emissions than the heavy crude that the US imports from Venezuela, he noted. In his talk at Georgetown University outlining his climate action plan, President Barack Obama suggested that the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would only be built if the project “ does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. ”.

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Brookhaven team identifies active sites on catalysts for converting CO2 to methanol

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An additional co-author, Pedro Ramírez of Universidad Central de Venezuela, made important contributions to this study by helping to test the activity of the copper zinc and copper zinc oxide catalysts.

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