- Venezuelan Oil Minister Accuses US, Opposition of Explosions at Petro San Felix Facility
Venezuelan Oil Minister Accuses US, Opposition Of Explosions At Petro San Felix Facility
Muhammad Irfan 2 years ago Thu 14th March 2019 | 05:49 PM
Venezuelan Oil Minister Manuel Quevedo, who also heads the state-owned PDVSA energy company, has accused the United States and the Venezuelan opposition of organizing explosions at the Petro San Felix facility
"[US Republican Senator] Marco Rubio ordered on March 13 to organize more violence in Venezuela. Rightist [forces] and their puppet [self-proclaimed interim president Juan] Guaido have intensified terrorist raids against PDVSA. They attacked the storage tanks at Petro San Felix to affect oil production," Quevedo said on Twitter.
Last week, a massive blackout swept many Venezuela's states, crippling the country's power grid. The national electricity supplier Corpoelec insisted that the power cut was the result of sabotage at the major Guri hydroelectric power plant in eastern Bolivar state. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pinned the blame for the crisis on the United States. As of now, power supply has been fully restored in the country.