Venezuelan oil basket ends at USD 103.46 in 2012
Domestic oil basket climbed USD 1.23 and finished at USD 99.25 this week
"Oil prices ended upwards the last week of 2012. The release of positive results in relation with the US economy, despite uncertainty over US budgetary issues, contributed to such performance."
Upon the results, the Venezuelan oil basket's averages USD 103.46 per barrel this year, a USD 53.46 surplus in view of the benchmark (USD 50) budgeted for fiscal year 2012.
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.