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Petrocaribe S.A.
Industry Oil
Founded June, 2005
Headquarters ?
Products Oil
Revenue USD/$ ? billion (2006)
USD/$ ? billion (2006)
USD/$ ? billion (2006)
Parent PDVSA
  Petrocaribe members and CARICOM members
  Petrocaribe members not part of CARICOM
  CARICOM members not part of Petrocaribe

Petrocaribe is an oil alliance of many Caribbean states with Venezuela to purchase oil on conditions of preferential payment. The alliance was launched on 29 June 2005 in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. In 2013 Petrocaribe agreed links with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), to go beyond oil and promote economic cooperation.[1]


  • Treaty details 1
  • Membership 2
    • Non-members 2.1
  • Summits 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6

Treaty details

The agreement was initiated with the aim of having solidarity with other countries in accordance with ALBA. The payment system allows for purchase of oil at market value for 5%-50% up front with a grace period of one to two years; the remainder can be paid through a 17-25 year financing agreement with 1% interest if oil prices are above US$40 per barrel. The agreement builds on payment terms from the San Jose Agreement and the Caracas Energy Accord.[2] Energy and Petroleum Minister and President of PDVSA Rafael Ramírez said of the deal that it seeks to cut out the middleman in such transactions: "We're not talking about discounts...We're talking about financial facilities, direct deliveries of products, [and] infrastructure."[3]


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There are a total of 17 members, plus Venezuela; 12 of the members are from the 15 member

  • Like Sucre in Ayacucho! - Speech by President Hugo Chávez to the 6th Petrocaribe Summit

External links

  1. ^, 6 April 2013, Petrocaribe Meets in Venezuela, Links With ALBA
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  4. ^ Venezuelan Economic Crisis Forces President's Hand
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See also

The first summit, which launched the project was held in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela.[2] The second summit of Petrocaribe was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica.[6] The third summit was held in Caracas, Venezuela and the fourth summit was held in Cienfuegos, Cuba in December 2007.[2] Seventh summit was held in Caracas, at 6 April 2013. Honduras membership was revived after suspension because of coup in 2009 and Guatemala became official new member of Petrocaribe. Summit also propose deeper cooperation between Petrocaribe states and states of ALBA on basis of new economic zone. Summit had discussion also about tourism, air traffic and food security.The 11th Summit was hosted by Haiti in Port-au-Prince by the invitation of the Martelly/Lamothe administration, this was the first Petrocaribe Summit after the death of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez who started the Petrocaribe economic initiative after his death from cancer related illnesses. The Venezuelan delegation included his successor President Maduro who agrees to continue the programs of former President Hugo Chávez.


Panama applied for membership on March 3, 2009[8] and initially said it would continue to join PetroCaribe under the new president,[9] but Panama remains a non-member.

Barbados denied that it had succumbed to pressure from the United States, who had a strained relationship with Venezuela, as the reason, but has not ruled out agreeing to Petrocaribe in the future. On August 31, 2005, Energy Minister Anthony Wood said that they are weighing options over signing Petrocaribe.[6] In April 2011 Hugo Chávez renewed his offer for Barbados to join PetroCaribe.[7]


[6] to coordinate for the project.Belize Petroleum Energy Company Belize set up the [5] Haiti had not been initially invited to the talks, since Venezuela did not recognize its then post-


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