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The power crisis in Venezuela could disrupt the oil markets



  In a protest against the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas on May 27, 2017, a protester stands against the government next to a national flag.

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An anti-government protester stands beside a national flag during a protesting protests blocking the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas on May 27, 2017.

A nationwide power failure in troubled Venezuela could "cause serious disruption." "On the oil market," warned the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Friday, but OPEC's head of Saudi Arabia should have the resources to offset further production problems in Caracas.


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