Venezuela looks to OPEC in battle with Exxon Mobil

03/4/2008 | Bloomberg

Rafael Ramirez, Venezuela's energy minister, plans to ask OPEC to discuss Exxon Mobil Corp.'s pursuit of court orders freezing the assets of Petroleos de Venezuela SA. "We are interested in explaining in detail what they pretend to do against us," he said. "They could do the same against Algeria, Saudi Arabia, any other country within OPEC." Chakib Khelil, president of OPEC and the Algerian Energy Minister, said OPEC will discuss the issue.

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