RUSSIA - CHINA - VENEZUELA OIL
OGJ - Russia probably has a stronger interest now than China in propping up President Nicolas Maduro's regime to gain more access to Venezuela's massive crude oil deposits, two witnesses told a US House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Sept. 13. But China has more financial leverage over the South American country's government, with up to $60 billion of loans since 2007 in exchange for 500,000 b/d of Venezuelan crude, they said.
"The principal risk regarding Russian and Chinese activities in Venezuela in the…
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