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New U.S. restrictions on Venezuelan oil

The re-election of President Nicolas Maduro — widely denounced as an exercise in fraud — will likely result in new U.S. restrictions on light crude exports from Venezuela, fellow Francisco Monaldi told Platts Oil. This "will have some additional effects on an already crumbling oil industry." http://bit.ly/2s5rxUV