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Friday, July 7, 2017

Fuel Shortages in Venezuela Worsen As Refineries Operate at 40 Percent Capacity


In a country where basic necessities such as drugs and food are scarce, it would not be surprising that there was also a shortage of fuel. Even though Venezuela is an oil country with 18 refineries throughout the world and six within the country, the financial difficulties of Petroleos de Venezuela to import enough fuel, compromises the supply of gasoline in the domestic market. According to the trade union representative of the Venezuelan Federation of Petroleum Workers, Iván Freites, “there is a daily supply deficit of between 75,000 and 125,000 for gasoline and between 80,000 and 90,000 for diesel.”More…

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