Disasters

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  • 10 Nov 2016- 13:14 by Local Press Report CARACAS El Universal The Venezuelan Attorney General Office informed on Monday that environmental damages resulting from an oil spill from a major crude transport line last week in northeastern Anzoátegui state are currently being investigated.  For its part
  • 8 Nov 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report CARACAS Oil Price An oil spill in Venezuela’s Anzoategui State has affected drinking water across a 31-mile radius, PDVSA confirmed on Monday. Anzoategui State is known for its beautiful coastline that makes up a single 62-mile-long beach, as well as a robust
  • 6 Jun 2016- 09:16 by Local Press Report CARACAS Venezuelanalysis.com Activists from grassroots organizations protested outside the Venezuelan Supreme Court Tuesday to demand that the body put a halt to a controversial mega-mining project spearheaded by the Maduro government. Conflict Corporate Risk
  • 5 Apr 2016- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela will reduce power generation if water levels in the Simon Bolivar Dam (also known as the Guri Dam), the country's largest and the source of about half of its hydropower, fall below the minimum level of 240 meters,
  • 5 Apr 2016- 09:04 by Local Press Report CARACAS Venezuelanalysis Several dozen activists from Venezuelan social movements demonstrated outside the offices of state oil company PDVSA on Thursday in protest of the Maduro government’s decision to open up the 117,000 km “Orinoco Arc” to transnational
  • 30 Mar 2016- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government’s plan to conserve water and electricity by extending the Easter holiday has failed, officials acknowledged this week. President Nicolas Maduro had announced a three-day extension of the Holy Week holidays
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government has announced an extended holiday for workers next week as part of its efforts to conserve power supply amid ongoing drought. The announcement, published in the official gazette on March 15th, adds three days
  • 22 Feb 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Drinking water supply to most residents of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, was completely shut down over the weekend as state-owned water company Hidrocapital competed maintenance work on the main pipelines of the Tuy II water system
  • 12 Feb 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela With severe ongoing drought affecting power generation at the country’s hydroelectric plants, Venezuela on February 11th announced measures to conserve electricity. Seventy percent of Venezuela’s electricity comes from hydropower. The
  • 1 Feb 2016- 09:12 by Local Press Report CARACAS AFP The scarcity of water is just one of a long list of headaches for this struggling South American oil giant, but it comes with a particularly nasty risk. As Venezuelans stockpile water in their homes, health officials warn, they risk fueling an
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The Venezuelan government has launched an "extraordinary plan" to deal with ongoing severe drought, Water Minister Ernesto Paiva announced this week. The plan includes water rationing five to six days per week, a water
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela Venezuela's state energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), has temporarily halted natural gas exports to Colombia until water levels in Venezuelan hydropower dams increase. The Ministry of Oil and Minerals ordered the
  • 4 Jun 2015- 09:11 by Local Press Report CARACAS Reuters Venezuela sought to open a new front in its months-long verbal assault on the U.S. shale oil industry on Wednesday, suggesting it posed a grave threat to water supplies. Ecosystems Pollution Scarcity Water Quality Caracas Exxon BP Venezuela
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report CARACAS D&WR Venezuela state-owned oil firm PDVSA expects by the end of the year to start operating a US$ 200 million seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant to provide water for oil refineries on the Paraguaná peninsula and drinking water for local
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CARACAS, Venezuela The government of Venezuela will prioritize drinking water provision under its flagship National Water Plan, which relies on cooperation between state governors, water companies and local communal councils. On January 18, Venezuelan

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