March 29, 2019 / 8:31 AM / 6 months ago

Russian minister to discuss ways to boost Venezuela's oil exports

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

KRASNOYARSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday he planned to discuss with his Venezuelan counterpart ways to increase oil exports from Venezuela.

He did not give any further details.

Venezuelan oil minister and president of state-run oil company PDVSA, Manuel Quevedo, said this month that Venezuela might divert oil originally bound for the United States to Russia’s Rosneft or other destinations due to U.S. sanctions.

Reporting by Anastasia Lyrchikova; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Edmund Blair

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