president of venezuela, Nicolas Madurohas announced that US authorities have issued licenses to oil companies RepsolChevron and Eni can export oil and natural gas from Venezuela.
“Steps are being taken, first step. America A week ago, more or less, it took some small steps for important people by licensing companies Chevron from the United States, Eni from Italy and Repsol from Spain, allowing them to produce oil and gas in Venezuela. To export to their natural markets,” Maduro explained.
“Those are light, small steps. Venezuela It has the world’s first proven international oil reserves,” the Venezuelan president told an intervention on Venezuelan television.
In addition, Maduro has recalled that Venezuela has significant reserves. hydrocarbons, “The oil that this world needs to function is here in Venezuela and we have the full legal framework to accept, increase investment in peace and sovereignty,” he stressed.
Two weeks ago the Treasury Department had issued the license beamThe only major US oil company still operating in the South American country is in talks to restart production, which had been shut down under US sanctions.
According to senior US officials cited by the newspaper, the license could provide relief from oil sanctions based on cooperation from the Venezuelan government. Washington Post,
Washington In retaliation for the 2018 presidential elections, sanctions were imposed on Venezuelan oil in 2019. Venezuela currently produces about 800,000 barrels of crude a day, a far cry from the three million that have been created over the years. in war Ukraine And the sanctions imposed on Russia would have changed these sanctions.
Maduro announces that the US has authorized Repsol to export oil from Venezuela