Venezuelan oil basket up 1.64%; ends at USD 108.75
The Venezuelan oil barrel spiked USD 1.76 this week
"Oil prices continue their upward trend this week amid favorable economic information from China and the US, geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, and the weakness of the US dollar with respect to the euro," the ministry posted on its website.
Consequently, the Venezuelan oil basket annual average price stands at USD 104.04 per barrel.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
According to inner surveys performed by the Venezuelan Association of Metallurgical and Mining Industries (AIMM), where 160 metallurgic companies were taken into consideration, 90% of the companies members of this association are "distressed because of their existence or survival in the short term," stated Manuel Eseverri, president of this association.