Venezuelan oil basket up USD 106.99
In a week it shot up USD 2.07, according to data supplied by the ministry
Last week rebound stood for USD 1.97%, as in the previous week, the Venezuelan oil basket was traded at USD 104.92 per barrel.
"The prices of most crude oils ended the week upwards mainly due to optimism as to the performance of the global economy and geopolitical strained situation in the Middle East," the ministry broke down.
Thus far this year, the Venezuelan crude oil basket averages USD 103.20 per barrel.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.