Venezuela, China reach agreements on electric energy & oil
The agreements include the development of 900 megawatts of oil coke-based and carbon-based electric power, and new oil prospecting areas
"An agreement for the development of 900 megawatts of oil coke-based and carbon-based electric power has been entered into. New areas set for exploration, namely Junín 10 Sur, and the development of current fields have been agreed upon," Venezuela's Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez said, AFP cited.
The name of the company participating in the exploration of Junín 10, located in the Orinoco Oil Belt (55,314 km2 / 220,000 million of heavy oil) remains unknown.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.