Venezuelan Parliament appealed to the us Treasury

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria oil and gas company Rosneft Sofiyskaya embankment in Moscow. Archival photoVenezuelan Parliament appealed to the us Treasury© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The head of the opposition, Parliament of Venezuela Julio Borges in a letter to the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called illegal, possible receipt «Rosneft» control over the subsidiary PDVSA in USA Citgo Petroleum, says the Agency Bloomberg.

«It will be illegal on the part of Rosneft to the share of PDVSA (state oil company of Venezuela — ed.) to Citgo in the case that the Maduro regime will not meet its unlawful debt «Rosneft,» said Borges, in a letter dated may 24. The Agency notes that has a copy of the letter.

«This transaction may be the result of the illegal and desperate attempts of the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro to fill the coffers to continue the persecution of millions of Venezuelans that require on the streets of our country elections and democracy,» he added.

Borges also called for American foreign investment Committee to cancel the transaction, noting that it is contrary to the security interests of the United States. The head of the Congress said that the country’s Parliament does not recognize any debt Maduro not agreed with him.

Citgo shares are pledged Rosneft, PDVSA providing execution of monetary obligations to the Russian company. Citgo Petroleum is engaged in oil refining and transportation and sale of petroleum products, it owns 48 of the terminal of oil refining in 20 States of the USA.

Last week the head of «Rosneft» Igor Sechin told reporters that the company was going and not going to get in control of Citgo. He explained then that «Rosneft» in the framework of the purchase of oil in Venezuela has provided a prepayment and received volumes of oil, but to guarantee payment was asked to pledge the shares of Citgo.

As reported, this spring a group of us senators have prepared a bill aimed at combating «Rosneft» to obtain control of any energy company in the United States. A number of U.S. senators in a letter to Mochino expressed concern about the possible control of «Rosneft» on Citgo.

Crystallex is a canadian and American ConocoPhillips (have claims against Venezuela for the nationalization of their assets) filed a lawsuit against PDVSA in connection with the credit transaction of the company with controlled Rosneft Rosneft Trading SA. PDVSA laid of 49.1% stake in Citgo Rosneft, mentioned in the documents of the plaintiffs. The Venezuelan company has confirmed that it used the remaining «daughter» share to attract Finance, but did not specify how many received from «Rosneft».


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