Venezuelan oil basket up USD 106.99
In a week it shot up USD 2.07, according to data supplied by the ministry
Last week rebound stood for USD 1.97%, as in the previous week, the Venezuelan oil basket was traded at USD 104.92 per barrel.
"The prices of most crude oils ended the week upwards mainly due to optimism as to the performance of the global economy and geopolitical strained situation in the Middle East," the ministry broke down.
Thus far this year, the Venezuelan crude oil basket averages USD 103.20 per barrel.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.