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Venezuela paralyzed because of gasoline shortage: supplies rushed in from Houston

Friday, March 24th 2017 - 10:54 UTC
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Although Venezuela has 18 refineries throughout the world and six on its own soil, on Thursday most states face a shortage of gasoline that has led to long lines at gas stations around the country. Venezuelans have spent hours in such lines, as they await a product that has been in short supply for several days in different cities across the country. Read full article


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  • Demantoid Garnet

    This is really sad... and I'm not going to use my comments as an opportunity to bash Maduro or Venezuela.

    A large percentage of Venezuelan petroleum is super-heavy, naturally dirty, and very heavy in metals content. All these things are bad, and it is not a easy product to work with. Most refineries can't process it. As a result, most of these ultra-heavy oil cargos have to be processed in American facilities... others cannot do it.

    Maduro should be more careful about commenting on the “yankee imperialists to the north”. He could REALLY get a problem if the U.S. decided on not allowing more petroleum refining for his products. It would be a catastrophe.

    Production has been lower than desired for a long time, and the impact on cash flow is significant.

    Best wishes everyone!

    D. Garnet

    Mar 24th, 2017 - 10:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • The Voice

    These poor Venezuelans​, living under the thrall of a failed ideology. No food, no toilet rolls, no medicines and now no petrol! Haven't they or other people living in South America the nowse to realise what the problem is? Communism, Peronisism, and left wing Socialism just doesn't work! Yes, Capitalism can be cruel but moderate Capitalism brings home the bacon and gives everyone the opportunity to make a decent comfortable life for themselves their families and their fellow citizens too.

    Mar 25th, 2017 - 01:46 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Bisley

    Good advert for the benefits and efficiencies of socialism -- if anyone would pay attention.

    Mar 25th, 2017 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    I think people do pay attention - to the wrong things : lies and false promises of unscrupulous, populist, left-wing politicians...

    Mar 25th, 2017 - 04:39 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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