NRGBriefs: Barinas Governor Election in Venezuela

(Energy Analytics Institute, 9.Jan.2022) — Energy briefs including results from the 9 Jan. 2022 governor election in Venezuela’s Barinas state; and the Deer Park refinery sale to Pemex surviving a court challenge in a federal court in Houston.

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Mexico

— The Deer Park refinery sale to Pemex survived a court challenge on 6 Jan. 2022 when in federal court in Houston Chief Judge Lee H. Rosenthal denied the plaintiff’s petition for a temporary restraining order and expedited discovery, Baker & Associates’ George Baker wrote 8 Jan. 2022 in a research note to clients.

Venezuela

— Initial results from Venezuela’s National Electoral Council (CNE) at 11pm showed Sergio Garrido (MUD) w/ 55.36% of the votes vs Jorge Arreaza (PSUV) w/ 41.27% of the votes. Claudio Fermin (Alianza Democratica) took just 1.77% of the votes, according to details posted by CNE on its website.

— “The biggest loser in Barinas is Nicolás Maduro, whose terrible government caused the rejection of the people,” former PDVSA President Rafael Ramírez. “Jorge Arreaza is a profiteer and traitor to Chávez. An opportunist who has risen to power using a borrowed last name. Barinas opens the doors to the Recall Referendum,” said Ramírez, who also served as Venezuela’s oil and mining minister under Chávez.

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By Ian Silverman, Aaron Simonsky and Piero Stewart. © Energy Analytics Institute (EAI). All Rights Reserved.