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Venezuela’s Maduro Attends Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Signs Agreements with Russia

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (right) with Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the GECF summit yesterday (AVN)

Yesterday in Russia the Venezuelan government participated in the second summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), and President Nicolas Maduro also held a private meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, signing five new cooperation agreements.

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Developing Socialist Production, Meeting the Needs of the Population

Making gas containers at the plant (RCG)

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.

 

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Venezuelan Opposition Jumps on National Tragedy

The fires resulting from the gas explosion at the Amuay refinery last Saturday have now been extinguished (informecifras.com).

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.

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41 Killed in Gas Explosion in Venezuela, 3 Days of National Mourning Declared

Press images showed the extent of the damage at the Amuay refinery (6topoder)

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.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Move towards Energy Security

Ministers of Energy from the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean meet in Caracas to discuss energy strategy for third C

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.

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Bolivarian Government Meets People's Needs through PDVSA's 'Gas Comunal' Program

Workers at PDVSA's 'Gas Comunal' program take newly produced at-home gas tanks directly to the People's home

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. 

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Venezuelan Oil Minister: No Environmental Damage or Worker Deaths in Gas Rig Collapse

Prensa PDVSA

 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.

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Venezuela’s Chavez Talks Gas Cooperation, Climate Change During Visit to Spain

Chavez during his vist to the Gran Via bookstore, Madrid (Publico.es)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wound up an eleven-day international diplomatic tour with a stop-over in Spain on Friday where he met with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

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Venezuela Nationalizes Gas Plant and Steel Companies, Pledges Worker Control

President Hugo Chavez conducts a socialist workshop with steel workers yesterday (ABN)
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.

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Venezuela and Argentina Increase Cooperation in Gas, Agriculture, and Finance

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (agencies)
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.

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