Venezuelan oil extends its rally, climbs to USD 98.02
The Venezuelan oil basket pooled eight weeks with downward prices
Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining reported that Venezuelan oil averaged USD 98.02 per barrel the week of December 17-21, 2012.
The price recovered for the first time after eight weeks in a row down the hill. Last week, it finished at USD 95.64 per barrel.
"Cocoa is to Venezuelans what wine is to the French," says Alejandro Prosperi, head of the Venezuelan Chamber of Cocoa, using this simile to express the paramount importance or the cocoa industry for the country. Often times heralded as "the best cocoa in the world," a passion for quality dating back to the sixteenth century has made Venezuelan cocoa growers to enjoy high prestige at international level and their product to be among the most sought-after in the world.