Venezuelan oil workers moved their accounts in the Russian “Gazprombank”

Венесуэльские нефтяники перевели свои счета в российский "Газпромбанк"

Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA would transfer its accounts in Russian Gazprombank.

According to the Agency, company, PDVSA, has sent its clients notice that the sales must accrue to the account which she opened at the Russian Gazprombank.

The Venezuelan oil company, according to sources, is putting pressure on its foreign partners to decide whether they will continue to participate in projects.

Inostrannymi PDVSA partners are the Norwegian company Equinor ASA, France’s Total and American Chevron.

“We would like to officially announce the new instructions will make payments in U.S. dollars or euros,” – said in the letter signed by the Vice-President of PDVSA on financial issues Fernando de Quintela.


On January 28, the US imposed sanctions against the oil sector of Venezuela to block the receipt of income from oil sales by the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

The continuing operation of companies is the transfer of funds to accounts that are blocked for the regime of Maduro.

Last month, several countries headed by the United States recognized the interim President of the country Juan, Guido, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela.

In response Maduro, whom the United States has declared as illegitimate, said that breaks off diplomatic relations with the United States and ordered American diplomats to leave the country within 72 hours. He also ordered Venezuelan diplomats to leave the United States.

Later the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Venezuela issued a statement on the termination of these expulsions and has offered to hold talks with the United States.

The European Parliament recognized Juan, Guido legitimate interim President of Venezuela in accordance with the Constitution of the country.

The EU urged as soon as possible to hold early elections in Venezuela, otherwise promised to recognize the leader of the opposition as leader of the country.

Maduro categorically rejected the call by the European countries to call for early presidential elections, after the opposition leader Juan Guido declared himself interim leader of the country.

Maduro has declared that does not exclude that as a result of the political crisis in Venezuela, civil war will break out.