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Despite the fact that in Venezuela it is increasingly common for citizens to turn to firewood for their daily tasks due to the lack of natural gas, Nicolás Maduro proposed this Friday that Venezuela be a supplier of that fuel to Mexico for its « energy efficiency. »
« Looking at the gas production plans, we should propose to be safe gas suppliers to Mexico for its energy efficiency, » he said during a visit to Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).
Maduro assured that PDVSA produced more than 600,000 barrels of oil per day in January and that he expects more than double to be produced by the end of the year.
In addition, the ruling party promised to reach 1.5 million barrels per day and to that end extended the energy emergency for another 12 months, a measure aimed at reactivating the country’s main industry that reduced its production in recent years due to the economic and economic situation. international sanctions.
Maduro also accused the fall in production of the « years of embezzlement » by former Petroleum Minister and former president of the state oil company Rafael Ramírez, against whom the regime issued a red Interpol arrest warrant on Thursday to be tried for the crimes of corruption attributed to it.
The situation in Mexico
Mexico faces energy shortages due to the lack of gas, which led the government to carry out scheduled blackouts to guarantee supply in 32 states.
The president of that country, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured this Friday that he does not expect the blackouts to affect the economy.
“I think it won’t be much. I think that the current situation of these strikes that companies are voluntarily carrying out will soon be restored, not all of them also, ”said the Mexican president.
On Thursday, López Obrador asked citizens to consume less energy and assured that he had not previously requested it due to external pressure.
The energy crisis in Mexico has been caused by the snowstorm that has hit Texas all week, a major gas supplier to the country with which it shares the southern border.
« Liquefied gas is being obtained, we are starting up all the plants of the Federal Electricity Commission to guarantee the supply, I hope that the situation will soon be regularized, » said López Obrador.
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