US considering broad oil-related sanctions on Venezuela

US considers broad
oil-related sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on president

statement from an unnamed US official, via Reuters … The official, who is close to U.S. internal deliberations on Venezuela policy and spoke on condition of anonymity,


  • US new sanctions on Venezuela could include targeting military oil services firm and restricting insurance on oil shipments
  • Trump administration official does not rule out complete US oil embargo on Venezuela, saying it would cause «fairly strong shock» to oil market short-term 

—Oil has been edging higher the past half hour or so  — not sure if its related to this, which has just crossed wires (Reuters ) 
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