Cuba’s parasitic Castro regime sucking crude oil out of Venezuela

Besides being a corrupt, murderous, and brutally repressive totalitarian dictatorship, Cuba’s apartheid Castro regime is also an international parasite. This political vermin latches on to other countries to feed its insatiable appetite for money and power and sucks them dry. Venezuela is the latest victim of the Castro parasite, and the Cuban dictatorship is leeching all it can get before its host dies.

Via Reuters:

Venezuelan refinery reels as PDVSA ships light oil to Cuba, Curacao

Venezuela’s 187,000-barrel-per-day Puerto la Cruz refinery is running at 16 percent of capacity, mainly due to a lack of light oil as state-run PDVSA ships a portion of its Mesa 30 crude to Cuba and Curacao, according to internal trade reports and workers.

Oil company PDVSA in March resumed exports of Mesa 30 to Cuba after an eight-month pause. It has shipped between 850,000 barrels and 1.4 million barrels per month to the Caribbean island since then, documents show.

Mesa 30 – one of Venezuela’s lightest crudes – is used by PDVSA and its partners to dilute the extra heavy oil produced in the vast Orinoco Belt and to feed several domestic refineries. But with its oil output falling, the company is struggling to satisfy its domestic network and its foreign clients, according to internal sources and reports.

“Diverting crude is one of the causes of the refinery’s status, but there is also lack of maintenance,” said Jose Bodas, a union leader at Puerto la Cruz who last month warned about the facility’s low processing.

Workers in May failed to restart Puerto la Cruz’s catalytic cracker due to lack of spare parts, Bodas added.

Only one of Puerto la Cruz’s three crude distillation units is working after the refinery partially resumed operations last week, a worker from the facility told Reuters.

The refinery is producing about 29,500 bpd of gasoline, diesel and residual fuels, another worker said.

Venezuela’s refining network has been running at historic lows this quarter, causing intermittent gasoline shortages in the OPEC-member country and in Cuba. Only PDVSA’s smallest refinery, the 146,000-bpd El Palito, has increased output since April.

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1 thought on “Cuba’s parasitic Castro regime sucking crude oil out of Venezuela”

  1. If Obama were president he would be shipping experts to help Venezuela and Cuba by fixing the refineries.

    Surprise surprise, Venezuela is socialist and suddenly there are reports of a shortage of oil.

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