CARACAS Dec 19 Venezuelan President Nicolas
Maduro said he would soon embark on a tour of oil-producing
nations to support the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting
Countries' recent agreement to shore up prices with an output
"We reached an historic accord," Maduro said late on Sunday.
"In the next few days, I will go to the oil nations and leave
everything ready for a consensus formula for market stability
and the fixing of prices for the next 10 years."
Maduro, whose nation is a price hawk and has been one of the
worst affected by the fall in crude revenue since mid-2014, gave
no further details of his agenda or plans.
OPEC, of which Venezuela is a member, last month finalized a
plan to cut output by about 1.20 million barrels per day from
Jan. 1 to 32.50 million bpd.
(Writing by Andrew Cawthorne; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)