OPEC: Venezuela's oil output drops 2.42%
Production in August stood at 2.77 million barrels per day
In its monthly report, OPEC states Venezuelan oil output in August averaged 2.77 million barrels per day, descending 2.42% with respect to a year earlier when output hit 2.84 million barrels.
Compared to July this year, oil output increased 0.69% to 19,000 barrels per day.
In August 2013, Venezuela made up 8.63% of OPEC total output, a slight fall as against August 2012.
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.