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Chevron Sent 2 Vessels to Venezuela in Search for Oil

Chevron envío dos buques a Venezuela para buscar petróleo, EFE

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Chevron sent two oil tankers to Venezuela to look for the first oil cargo after four years without commercial relations.

According to a source quoted by international agencies, this Friday, the U.S. vessels were already in Venezuelan waters.

Chevron ships and tankers will arrive

The spokesman also assured that a second tanker with a shipment of diluents for a Chevron oil joint venture will arrive in the country early next month (January).

“The Bahamas-flagged tanker Caribbean Voyager is set to load Venezuelan oil for export to the United States in the coming days, while the Marshall Islands-flagged UACC Eagle will sail to the oil port of Jose in Venezuela. This is to offload naphtha for the Petropiar joint venture,” the spokesman added.

U.S. license to Chevron

On November 26, 2022, Chevron’s license under GL 41 (General Licence 41) was announced.

Chevron confirmed that it received this permit, which approves the production and extraction of oil or oil products produced by joint ventures with the Venezuelan state-owned company PDVSA. In addition to carrying out the necessary management and maintenance tasks for these companies.

“We reiterate our commitment to carry out our business in compliance with the established framework,” the company said in a brief statement shortly after Washington authorized it to resume limited natural resource extraction operations there as a result of the resumption of dialogue between the government of Nicolás Maduro and the opposition.