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US Treasury Authorizes Chevron’s Transactions With Venezuela

Samizdat – 26.11.2022

The US Treasury granted Chevron a general license allowing transactions by the California-based energy major that service oil production in Venezuela and its export to the United States.

Transactions performed by Chevron’s joint ventures with Venezuelan state oil giant PdVSA are authorized as long as they are related to “production and lifting of petroleum or petroleum products produced by the Chevron JVs.”

Sale to, exportation to, or importation into the US of petroleum produced by the Chevron JVs will be allowed as long as it is first sold to Chevron.

Joint ventures will also be allowed to buy and import petroleum production-related goods into Venezuela, including diluents, condensates, petroleum, or natural gas products.
The license does not authorize transactions if the oil is exported anywhere other than the US, payments of taxes or royalties to the Venezuelan government, or transactions involving entities linked to Russia, among other caveats.

The United States is also willing to provide targeted sanctions relief to Venezuela in order to encourage negotiations between the Venezuelan government and the opposition, a senior US administration official said on Saturday.

“We have long made clear that we believe the best solution to Venezuela is a negotiated one between Venezuelans, and Venezuelan-led, and in order to encourage that… we are willing to provide targeted sanctions relief based on concrete steps that alleviate the suffering of Venezuelan people and bring them closer to a restoration of democracy through free and fair elections,” the US official said during a conference call.

Earlier this month, sources told Sputnik that the Biden administration is looking at Venezuela as an additional source for crude oil amid global energy market volatility, but has no intention of a blanket lifting of sanctions.

The US hopes to lower gasoline prices for US consumers following production cuts made by the Saudi-led OPEC+ group to stabilize the global market, the source said.

November 26, 2022 - Posted by | Economics | ,

1 Comment »

  1. When times were good, Venezuela and its nationalized oil became the enemy. They didn’t play the OPEC or Petra dollar game nor would they allow corporate America oil tycoons in.
    Now, OPEC is shunning the US, Biden sells off our strategic reserves, the Petra dollar scheme is collapsing, the world is being forced to rid itself of oil and the US is stealing oil from Syria. Sanctions on Russian and Iranian oil don’t leave very many options, especially considering the lack of refining capacity thanks to Joe.
    Did this fool not just spend some 700 billion dollars on a Inflation Reduction Act? I hope Venezuela tells Chevron and the US to F***k off.

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    Comment by raggs12 | November 26, 2022 | Reply


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