Venezuela's Oil Industry: Can It Survive?

March 13, 2018 - 9:00 am

1030 15th St NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (EST)

Amid a profound political and economic crisis, Venezuela’s oil industry is buckling under the intense pressure of mismanagement, financial stress, and a degraded energy infrastructure. The acute downward spiral of the country's energy industry is yielding far-reaching ramifications domestically, with the presence of foreign actors like Russia further adding to the complexity.

What does the future hold for oil production in one of the world’s most oil-rich countries? As the drumbeat of US sanctions ramps up, is an oil embargo next? And what does the demise of the industry mean for the country and its people?

Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Global Energy Center for a timely conversation on the downfall of Venezuela’s oil sector and what may be in store in the future.
The event will mark the launch of the Center's latest policy brief, The Collapse of the Venezuelan Oil Industry and its Global Consequences, authored by Francisco Monaldi. 

*Registration and breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m.; the event will be from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EST
Address: 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

David Goldwyn
Goldwyn Global Strategies
Chair, Atlantic Council Energy Advisory Group;
Nonresident Senior Energy Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Francisco Monaldi
Atlantic Council Author;
Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy,

Baker Institute for Public Policy
Rice University

Kerry B. Contini
Partner, Outbound Trade Practice Group;
Sanctions Expert

Baker McKenzie LLC

Jason Marczak 
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

*Additional Speakers to be Announced*