Approximately 12 to 15 days would be the time it would take to resolve the gasoline supply problem in Venezuela, once the political change occurrs and the National Emergency Government is formed, announced the country’s President, Juan Guaidó, during the online meeting he held with oil experts this Thursday afternoon.
“We have a plan to rebuild Venezuela. We have a plan to immediately attend to the areas that urgently require it. With the National Emergency Government we will resolve the supply of gasoline within 12 to 15 days”.
He said that through the “Plan País Energía” (Energy Country Plan) energy solutions can be implemented, thanks to the design of the strategy which is based on 90 hours, 90 days and 90 weeks.
Participating in the digital meeting were Elías Matta, President of the Permanent Commission of Energy and Petroleum of the National Assembly; and Political Coordinator of Plan País Energía, José Toro Hardy, former member of the board of directors of PDVSA and member of the technical team of Plan País Energía; and Juan Szabo, former Vice President of Exploration and Production of PDVSA, and member of the technical team of Plan País Energía.
At the meeting, Guaidó assured that the regime has not been able, nor will it be able, to recover the oil industry because “there is no one in the world” who trusts them to give them financial support.
“The industry has disappeared and there is no way they can recover it. They invested 300 billion dollars to supposedly produce five million barrels of oil per day for this period, and what they did was to disappear two million six hundred thousand barrels per day that we were producing a few years ago”.
He rejected that in the midst of the fuel crisis in the country, the dictatorship is giving away gasoline (imported from Iran) to the Cuban regime.
Urgent political change
A political change is the indispensable requirement to be able to solve the gasoline supply in the country and to be able to recover the Industry. This is needed and urgent in Venezuela, said the oil experts.
“We have the solutions and they are viable, but they are only possible in a National Emergency Government. We have a detailed day-by-day plan that was designed with the participation of more than 150 experts,” said Congressman Elias Matta.
For his part, José Toro Hardy, indicated that the energy crisis that Venezuelans are experiencing today is due, among other things, to the dismissal of more than 15,000 workers from the oil industry in 2002, which in his opinion began the destruction of the state-owned oil company.
“Today we are an oil country that has ceased to be one. We are not refining gasoline, we are not producing it because they stopped giving maintenance to the refineries. However, there is still hope, we have a brilliant future as an oil country, we have to keep making the necessary investments, but that is only possible with a (political) change”.
Juan Szabo said that the current gasoline sales scheme implemented by the regime will be yet another failure. He also said that the sale of the fuel in dollars “promotes discrimination”, while the subsidized one through the Carnet de la Patria, “promotes social control”.
“The solutions come from a change in politics. In the Energy Country Plan we have two variables to execute from day one; the first is a tactical emergency plan, and the second a plan for the recovery of the Industry”.