2019, May, 20, 11:30:00VENEZUELA'S OIL DISCOUNT
Crudes are being priced at Dated Brent discounts between $15/b and $17/b, FOB, according to a PDVSA report.
2019, May, 13, 12:40:00U.S., VENEZUELA SANCTIONS UP
Despite significant U.S. oil sanctions on the OPEC member nation, Maduro has held on to power, backed by Cuba, Russia and China, and retains the support of the country’s military and other institutions.
2019, May, 2, 16:55:00OPEC + IRAN, VENEZUELA
OPEC is due to meet in June, where the Iran question will no doubt be raised. But oil and gas leaders are taking a cautious approach, with Kuwait's oil minister Khaled Al Fadhel noting that a decision would be taken only after a review of oil prices.
2019, April, 26, 11:00:00VENEZUELA'S OIL PRODUCTION 840 TBD
In March 2019, Venezuela's crude oil production (excluding condensate) averaged 840,000 barrels per day (b/d), down from 1.1 million b/d in February,
2019, April, 19, 09:35:00VENEZUELA'S, RUSSIA'S OIL
Since January, Maduro’s administration has been in talks with allies in Moscow about ways to circumvent a ban on clients paying PDVSA in dollars, the sources said. Russia has publicly said the U.S. sanctions are illegal and it would work with Venezuela to weather them.
2019, April, 3, 11:00:00VENEZUELA'S OIL EXPORTS 1 MBD
Venezuela’s state-run energy company, PDVSA, kept oil exports near 1 million barrels per day in March despite U.S. sanctions and power outages that crippled its main export terminal, according to PDVSA documents and Refinitiv Eikon data.
2019, March, 27, 11:45:00VENEZUELA'S OIL FOR CHINA WILL DOWN
PetroChina Ltd, the listed subsidiary of state-owned CNPC, expects its crude imports from Venezuela to drop by about a third to around 10 million mt (about 186,000 b/d) in 2019 from 15 million mt in 2018, a senior executive said
2019, March, 20, 10:55:00VENEZUELA'S OIL PRODUCTION 1.2 MBD
IEA - Until recently, Venezuela’s oil production had stabilised at around 1.2 mb/d. During the past week, industry operations were seriously disrupted and ongoing losses on a significant scale could present a challenge to the market.
2019, March, 11, 11:15:00VENEZUELA'S PAYMENT TO CONOCO $8.7 BLN
PLATTS - An international tribunal on Friday ordered Venezuela to pay ConocoPhillips roughly $8.7 billion in compensation for the seizure of company assets in 2007.
2019, February, 27, 09:10:00VENEZUELA'S OIL FOR CHINA
PLATTS - China's crude imports from Venezuela surged 50.7% month on month to 411,000 b/d or 1.74 million mt in January, posting the fifth month in a row of increase after hitting a four-year low last September, data released by the General Administration of Customs showed
2019, February, 27, 09:05:00STRONG VENEZUELA SANCTIONS
PLATTS - The US is set to impose "even stronger sanctions" on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro's financial networks, likely further hindering crude oil production and exports as US sanctions on state-owned oil company PDVSA entered their fifth week, US Vice President Mike Pence said Monday.
2019, February, 8, 11:35:00U.S., VENEZUELA SANCTIONS
EIA - Recently announced U.S. sanctions directed at Venezuela’s energy sector and state oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), will essentially eliminate U.S. imports of Venezuelan crude oil as the full effects of the sanctions emerge. However, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) does not anticipate any significant decrease in U.S. refinery runs as a result of these sanctions.
2019, February, 1, 11:35:00OIL MARKET IS CALM
PLATTS- Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday that he does not currently see a need to take any extra measures or call for an extra meeting by the OPEC/non-OPEC group over the crisis in Venezuela. "We haven't discussed the situation with [Saudi energy] minister Falih, or other ministers," Novak told reporters. "The markets are currently calm ... and the volatility is insignificant. So there is no need for the extra meeting of OPEC+, at least the Russian side thinks so."
2019, February, 1, 11:30:00U.S. LOOSE VENEZUELA'S OIL 500 TBD
PLATTS- US refiners cannot rely on Mexico to replace Venezuelan heavy oil imports as the country is battling to reverse its declining production and Pemex's oil is sold under contractual basis, analysts and others say.
2019, January, 30, 11:35:00WEAK VENEZUELA SANCTIONS
OGJ - “The sanctions will affect refinery margins in the US. Now they will have to import heavy crude from the Middle East at a premium. US refiners will be amongst the biggest losers, as we have noted earlier,” Rodriguez-Masiu said.