Sugarcane Harvest At Risk In Venezuela’s Portuguesa State

(Energy Analytics Institute, 30.Jan.2021) — Venezuelan sugarcane growers in the country’s central Portuguesa state are at risk of losing the opportunity to harvest an estimated 762 hectares of the cane due to a lack of diesel.

Producers in the state need an estimated 150,000 liters of diesel to assist them with the harvest, alerted Asapagua Vice President Yorman González on 30 January 2021 during an interview broadcast by Globovision.

Venezuela continues to suffer from a shortage of fuels from gasoline to diesel due to the limited ability of state oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) to produce sufficient supplies to cover domestic demand.

PDVSA has turned increasingly to Iran to import gasoline and condensate amid debilitating US sanctions imposed in early 2019 premised on bringing down the OPEC country’s oil sector with an aim on ousting Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro.

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