Venezuela Quietly Seizes Control of US Oil Rigs

From The Washington Times

By Cheryl K. Chumley

Venezuela recently and quietly took control of two Texas-owned oil rigs that that had been closed, sitting idle, due to a failure to make payments.

The seizure was made with a judge’s permission, The Washington Post reported.

Four members of Anzoategui State police and the Venezuela national guard stormed the Houston-based Superior Energy Services rigs recently and demanded that control be transferred to the nation-owned oil producer, PDVSA, The Post said.

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