CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s authorities on Thursday stated the OPEC-member nation was not liable for oil spills which have contaminated seashores in Brazil, after a Brazilian official on Wednesday stated the crude was doubtless from Venezuela.
In a joint assertion, the oil ministry and state oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela stated PDVSA had not obtained any experiences from shoppers or subsidiaries about any oil spills close to Brazil.
“We think about the statements unfounded,” the assertion learn, noting the spills had been positioned about 6,650 kilometers (4,132 miles) from its oil infrastructure. “There is no such thing as a proof of any crude spill in Venezuela’s oil fields that would have triggered damages to our neighbor’s marine ecosystem.”
On Wednesday, Brazilian Surroundings Minister Ricardo Salles stated thick crude oil that had been mysteriously washing up on lots of of kilometers of seashores in 9 northeastern states is “very doubtless from Venezuela.” Authorities have been probing the origin of the oil for greater than a month.
Salles advised a congressional listening to that the…