Cuba has a real stake in Venezuelan oil

By Mazhar Al-Shereidah It is not an easy task to have an in-depth conversation and the respective analysis whilst in darkness. The blackout experienced in Venezuela in the past days was a severe event that even hindered objective and balanced discussions. All of a sudden technical subjects became political and ideological. That Venezuela is amidst […]

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Cuba has a real stake in Venezuelan oil

By Mazhar Al-Shereidah It is not an easy task to have an in-depth conversation and the respective analysis whilst in darkness. The blackout experienced in Venezuela in the past days was a severe event that even hindered objective and balanced discussions. All of a sudden technical subjects became political and ideological. That Venezuela is amidst […]

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Decarbonisation… a worrisome prospect for many

By Mazhar Al-Shereidah Looking at the above graphic leads to some striking observations: 1. Coal, the most contaminating and the very original fuel of the Industrial Revolution and all its catastrophic consequences for the environment, is the less affected fossil fuel of all. 2. Natural gas, which is used to be considered as the most […]

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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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