Venezuelan oil basket slumps USD 97.10
The Venezuelan crude oil shed five cents
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mining has reported that the Venezuelan oil basket slipped back five cents (0.05%) from USD 97.15 last week.
The Ministry posted on its Tweeter account that during the week the prices of hydrocarbons were virtually steady, as the market focused its attention on the agreement on the financial aid to Greece and the talks at the US Congress to prevent the so-called fiscal precipice.
To date, the Venezuelan oil basket averages USD 103.95 per barrel.
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."