Venezuelan oil basket climbs to USD 101.31 per barrel
The average oil basket jumped USD 0.75 in relation to last week, and hit USD 101.14 per barrel so far this year
Based on information released on the website of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, the oil price was determined by "positive indicators of the Chinese and European economies. The increase is also attributed to a drop in the value of the US dollar with respect to other currencies."
Upon this week's results, the Venezuelan oil basket yearly average price stands at USD 101.14 per barrel.
With reporting by Ender Marcano
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.