United States want to prevent sale of Citgo to Rosneft

The State-owned Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) offered to the Russian company Rosneft almost half of Citgo Petroleum's shares as a way to guarantee the payment of the loan of $ $1.5 billion with the Russian in 2016. Who didn't like the noítica was the American Government of Donald Trump, who is ready to stop the transaction.

Americans are concerned about the possibility of Russia gain control of Citgo, which represents nearly 5% of American oil refining capacity. The situation is so serious that some of the congressitas of the United States requested that Trump use a national security law to halt the deal.

The main Citgo's assets are refineries that remain, two of them on the Gulf Coast of Mexico, Texas and Louisiana, and another on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois, u.s. territory and that has a capacity to process 750,000 barrels of oil per day. In addition to these refineries, the company also has 48 storage terminals, from Texas to Maine, and another nine lines of pipelines.

Since they are one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the world, the Russians have using your strength in global energy markets as a way to maintain a foreign policy. As the President of Russia supports Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela's President, the country has made loans to latinos, which strengthens the Government of mature, of which the U.S. is against.


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