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Venezuela faces major drop in oil exports by 50,000 barrels/m, says U.S. envoy


Devdiscourse News Desk caracas Venezuela Rb
Updated: 15-03-2019 23:56 IST
Venezuela faces major drop in oil exports by 50,000 barrels/m, says U.S. envoy

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The U.S. special representative for Venezuela said on Friday said that Venezuela's oil exports have been dropping steadily by roughly 50,000 barrels per month and production is likely to dip below a million barrels a day within a "month or two." "They are heading down toward a million now, and in a month or two will be below a million" barrels per day, U.S. envoy Elliott Abrams told a news briefing, adding that the decline seen in recent days could partly be attributed to the blackouts that had crippled the country. "It's a steady decline."

The OPEC member's oil production has dwindled in the last two decades, from more than 3 million bpd at the beginning of the century to between 1.2 million and 1.4 million bpd by late 2018. Most of the crude it produces now is heavy or extra heavy.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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