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.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.