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Exclusive: Venezuela oil exports to Cuba drop, energy shortages worsen


By Marianna Parraga and Marc FrankHOUSTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude and fuel deliveries to Cuba have slid almost 13 percent in the first half this year, according to documents from state-run oil company PDVSA viewed by Reuters, threatening to worsen gasoline and power shortages in the communist-run island.Cuba's government since 2016 has reduced fuel allocations 28 percent to most state-run companies, and has cut electricity consumption. Public lighting was cut 50 percent, while residential electric use was spared. Beginning in March, Cubans also have reported minor gasoline and ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 22:34 IST