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Venezuela crude output hits 28-year low

OPEC reports that Venezuela's crude output dropped below 2 million barrels per day in October for the first time since 1989. In an interview with Reuters, fellow Francisco Monaldi called the decrease "really extraordinary" and predicted that it is only likely to get worse: http://reut.rs/2jqm5en.