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Even after vote, concerns about Venezuela's oil sector persist

...leader Hugo Chavez survived a vote to oust him last week, the victory eased worries that the world's fifth-largest oil exporter might erupt in political turmoil. Yet trouble still lurks in the country's massive oil sector, with industry experts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/30/bus_426887.shtml
Business
Oil prices might fall on easing tensions with Iran

...day, 3 percent of world demand that averages 91 million barrels per day. Iran was once the world's third largest oil exporter, but since 2012, when Western nations expanded economic sanctions against the country to include oil, its exports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-25/oil-prices-might-fall-easi
Business news

...the threat of U.S. intervention in Syria have been big factors in the price increase.Neither country is a major oil exporter, but traders are concerned that the violence could spread to more important oil-exporting countries or disrupt transport...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-28/business-news
Oil's decline feeds drop in gasoline prices

...problems could crop up at any time. Analysts are particularly worried about the transition of power in Venezuela, a major oil exporter, after the death of President Hugo Chavez. Violence has erupted in the wake of a closely contested election, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-22/oils-decline-feeds-drop-ga
Oil market eyes Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK --- Beyond Libya, what's driving up oil prices is concern about Saudi Arabia.The world's largest oil exporter is dipping into its excess reserves to make up for lost exports from Libya, where a rebel uprising has largely shut...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-03-08/oil-market-eyes-saudi-arab
Business
Oil prices decline; markets still packed with fear

...cents to settle at $46.05 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The vote in Venezuela, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter, had been one of a slew of factors driving prices higher in recent weeks and so traders said Monday's decline could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/17/bus_425526.shtml
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Norwegian oil workers threaten to escalate strike

...oil prices have been rising amid escalating violence in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Norway is the world's third largest oil exporter, after Saudi Arabia and Russia, and the strike was expected to reduce its roughly 3 million barrel per day oil production...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/22/bus_419746.shtml
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Oil prices rise on Nigeria worries

...fuel prices. Nigeria, which produces more than 2 million barrels of crude daily, is the world's seventh-largest oil exporter. Light crude for November delivery was up 46 cents at $51.55 in early trade on the New York Mercantile Exchange...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/10/07/bus_430564.shtml
Business
Why fund Hugo Chavez with gas money?

...campaigns condemning the United States throughout the rest of the world. Venezuela is the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and the fourth largest supplier of oil to the United States. Venezuelan oil accounts for 12 percent of U.S. oil...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/15/let_479480.shtml
Letters
Oil prices add to mix of negativity on Wall Street

...ahead with planned production cuts next month. Terrorism fears and political unrest in Venezuela, the world's No. 5 oil exporter, have further rattled investors, and the prospect of continued rising demand from China has contributed to price gains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/20/bus_409344.shtml
Business