Venezuela navy intercepts Exxon oil ship in Guyanese waters: Guyana

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      GEORGETOWN/CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s navy on Saturday “intercepted” a ship exploring for oil on behalf of Exxon Mobil Corp in Guyanese waters, neighboring Guyana’s foreign ministry said in a statement, in the latest incident in a century-old border dispute.

      A series of offshore oil discoveries in recent years have given Guyana the potential to become one of Latin America’s largest producers. In OPEC member Venezuela, by contrast, crude output has tumbled to its lowest levels in nearly 70 years amid an economic crisis.

      The Ramform Tethys vessel, which belongs to Norwegian company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) and was conducting seismic survey work on behalf of Exxon, stopped exploration and turned east after being approached by the Venezuelan navy, PGS spokesman Bard Stenberg said in a statement.

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      ??

      Couldn’t add a hyphen between slant and drilling or add a question mark at the end. (Technical note: Seems like a character entity issue.)

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      were SA is now ready to ending up with all the remaining resources.

      Mexico has just limited or maybe stopped foreigners (Exon) from using their ports to export dirty energy and gas products from their shores.

      Could it be that Mexico, Venezuela and other South American countries are on the verge of nationalizing (their oil) petroleum drilling and industries.

      We must remember that Sec. of State Hillary Clinton helped the Right Wing government of Mexico to start giving oil business contract to foreign companies while removing or taking the profits from the people and labor unions of Mexico.

      2020 Campaign Season: We the People are in the fight for our lives and livelihoods.

      • #4137
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        So yes, that is definitely part of what’s going on. Guyana and Venezuela have been having border disputes since the 19th Century, back when Guyana was British Guiana. I would be surprised if that is not a factor as well. Plus the Guyanese government just changed, so there is probably something going on between Exxon and the new government.

        Still lots of questions; I just hope our own imperialists don’t use this to beat more war drums against Venezuela.

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      • #4139
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        The high seas provocation is clearly a provocation. By whom, I don’t know. It might even be a mistake on either the Venezuelan Navy’s part or on the oil exploration ship. Since Venezuela hasn’t even made a statement yet, there is insufficient data right now. Still concerning, though.

        Edit: Crap. I don’t know if the reply button didn’t work right or I didn’t. This was a reply to @rufustfirefly

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