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Venezuela slows oil output and blending as inventories mount

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MEXICO CITY/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has suspended some crude blending and cut back production as inventories have swelled and U.S. sanctions scare off buyers and shippers, according to internal documents, sources and data.

RPT-Venezuela slows oil output, blending as stocks mount -sources, data

12:00pm BST

* Venezuela's crude inventories at highest since January 2018

Venezuela slows oil output, blending as stocks mount -sources, data

6:00am BST

* Venezuela's crude inventories at highest since January 2018

Venezuelan oil exports fall to lowest level in 2019 as U.S. sanctions bite - data

03 Sep 2019

Venezuela's oil exports fell in August to their lowest level in 2019, internal reports and Refinitiv Eikon data showed, hurt by a halt in purchases by the nation's second largest customer, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC), following tougher U.S. sanctions.

Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaido as Maduro hangs on

02 Jul 2019

CARACAS/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela Four days before Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido launched a military uprising in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro, he told supporters at a rally outside the capital, Caracas: "In the next few days, we'll decide our destiny."

Exclusive: Operator of Venezuelan PDVSA's fleet seeks to detain tankers - document, sources

23 May 2019

German shipping firm Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has moved to legally detain three of Venezuelan PDVSA's oil tankers to collect on late payments owed to it by the state-run oil company, according to a document seen by Reuters and sources close to the decision.

Venezuelan soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some towns amid shortages

19 May 2019

MARACAIBO/PUNTO FIJO Soldiers oversaw rationing of gasoline at service stations in several parts of Venezuela on Sunday as worsening fuel shortages forced angry drivers to wait for hours to fill their tanks, prompting protests in some areas.

Soldiers oversee fuel rationing in some Venezuelan towns amid shortages

19 May 2019

MARACAIBO/PUNTO FIJO, May 19 Soldiers oversaw rationing of gasoline at service stations in several parts of Venezuela on Sunday as worsening fuel shortages forced angry drivers to wait for hours to fill their tanks, prompting protests in some areas.

UPDATE 2-Gas station lines reappear in Venezuela as refinery halts, fuel imports plunge

17 May 2019

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela/MEXICO CITY May 16 Gas station lines reappeared across oil-rich but crisis-stricken Venezuela this week as gasoline imports plunged and the country's second-largest oil refinery halted operations.

Venezuela's crude upgraders scale back output as exports dwindle-sources

15 May 2019

PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela/CARACAS Venezuela's crucial oil upgraders have stopped processing heavy crude because a decline in exports due to U.S. sanctions has left the OPEC nation without sufficient storage space, seven sources familiar with the facilities told Reuters.

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