Sunday, January 21, 2018

New Venezuelan oil minister: Gas for T&T by 2022*

Flashback May 2016:- Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, right, and Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro exchange greetings following their joint press briefing at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s. —Photo: CURTIS CHASE


Venezuela expects to export half of a billion cubic feet of natural gas to “mainly Trinidad and Tobago” in under five years, new Venezuelan Petroleum Minister and Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) President Manuel Quevedo said Sunday in Caracas, Venezuela.
Quevedo’s predecessor, former oil minister Eulogio Del Pino was arrested in late November, along with others on alleged corruption charges. Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro named former military general, Quevedo, to take Del Pino’s place after firing him.
Del Pino had told Trinidad and Tobago Energy Minister Franklin Khan, as recently as the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) summit in Bolivia, also in the last week of November, that Maduro would be visiting Port of Spain. 

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