By Sam McGill - Revolutionary Communist Group, Oct 19th 2012
The PDVSA Gas Communal 'Ambrosio Plaza' plant in Las Guarenas, Miranda State, produces over 1,000 gas cylinders each day, contributing to guaranteeing the supply of subsidised gas for domestic use to the Venezuelan population. 90% of families use this gas for cooking and for their household needs.
By Correo del Orinoco International , Aug 31st 2012
In the aftermath of this weekend’s tragic oil refinery explosion, the Venezuelan opposition and its allies in the private media issued a series of baseless claims aimed at fomenting fears and winning over voters.
The Venezuelan government has confirmed that 41 people have been killed in a gas explosion at the country's biggest oil refinery in Amuay, located in the western state of Falcón. An immediate investigation has been launched into the causes of the accident.
One of the main issues analyzed during a meeting of the people responsible for the ‘energy area’ in the Countries of Latin America and Caribbean, was the construction of an institution in order to carry out proposals made within energy security, stated the Venezuelan Energy and Oil minister Rafael Ramirez.
Through the PDVSA 'Gas Comunal' (or Communal Gas) program, the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela is providing low-income people with the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) they need for cooking at home. Here are a few images of the production and distribution process by which PDVSA Gas Comunal makes the at-home gas tanks and provides them to the Venezuelan People.
A gas rig sank off the northeastern coast of Venezuela on Thursday morning. The 95 workers on the rig were safely evacuated, and emergency procedures were performed to prevent subsequent gas leak, according to Energy and Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramírez.
This week the Venezuelan government nationalized a gas compression plant in the eastern state of Monagas and five prominent steel and iron briquette companies as part of its two year-old national development plan to integrate the country's strategic industries under state control. President Hugo Chávez said the nationalized companies should gradually be placed under worker control.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met in Buenos Aires last Friday to increase the cooperation between the two countries in gas production, agricultural production, and regional finance.
Starting this month, 30% of the automobiles manufactured and sold in Venezuela must be equipped with dual natural gas and gasoline powered internal combustion engines, according to the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum