U.S. Energy Secretary thanked Venezuelan government

For help during energy blackouts

The Energy Secretary of the United States, Spencer Abraham, thanked the offer to provide eight loads per month from Venezuela as an aid after the energy blackout that affected the northeast of the country.

The offer was made by Bernardo Alvarez, the Venezuelan ambassador for the United States, and showed one again Venezuela’s quality as reliable provider of energy for the United States.

As a consequence of the blackout occurred last Aug 14 and 15 many refineries and pipelines of the area were forced to close temporally affecting the provision of gas. The Venezuelan offer is a way to satisfy the demand for reformulated gas that will maintain all through the summer. According to the ambassador Alvarez, the additional loads would come from inventories as well as from Venezuelan refineries that work in their maximum capacity.