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Venezuela: Can PDVSA recover its oil production this year?

The purpose of increasing PDVSA’s oil and gas production in 2019 may seem obvious, but there has been such a fall in production of that there must be a forceful rectification within a Production Recovery Plan (PRP). The corporation is about to experience a definitive collapse in a few months’ time due to breaches in […]

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Geopolitics

Sovereignty, in some cases, but don’t take the word too seriously

“Great Powers draw realities on the ground… the rest follows”, that was the title of a Petroanalysis editorial on April 26th 2018 where we discussed the Syrian question. Some people tend to believe that politics at present are quite different from what they used to be a century ago, because they reflect all the progress […]

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Finance

2018: Prices, market fundamentals and financial markets

The next note will evaluate the evolution of the main data of the oil market in 2018: prices, market fundamentals (supply and demand) and financial market operations. In this context, the prices of the oil market rose around 32% (equivalent to US $ 17 per barrel) so far in 2018 (until December 13) and accumulate […]

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Environment

Climate change and central banks

On 11/06/18 Benoît Coeuré, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), spoke about the impact of climate change on monetary policy, reflecting a shift in the perception of monetary authorities that should be taken into account. Initially, he left the polemic aside on whether or not there is climate change – […]

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Opinion || Mazhar Al-Shereidah

Biography

Born in Basrah, Iraq (1940) and obtained baccalaureate in Kuwait (1958). Venezuelan citizen, resident in Venezuela since 1967.

Economist, University of Innsbruck, Austria (1964); postgraduate studies in Political Sciences (University of Vienna). Doctor in Social Sciences, Central University of Venezuela (UCV).

Author of various books.

Researcher-professor at FACES-UCV, 1967-2017.

Co-founder of the Postgraduate degree in Petroleum Economics FACES-UCV (1973), in which he continued his academic activities as thesis tutor.

Co-founder of the Specialization in International Petroleum Politics and Commerce, of which he was Coordinator.

Founder of the magazines Reporte Petrolero, Enfoque Petrolero and Petroanalysis, as well as the programme Enfoque Petrolero on Venezolana de Televisión and on Radio Nacional de Venezuela.

Member of the Presidential Commission for the Hydrocarbons Organic Law 2001. Author-Assessor of Expertise on the Patrimonial Damage of the Petroleum Strike for the Public Ministry (2003).

Assessor to the Presidency of the Central Bank of Venezuela 2000-2017.

Assessor to Maraven Corporate Planning and to PDVSA Commerce and Supply (1987-1993).

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