At the time, the government of then-President Hugo Chavez curbed exports to guarantee there was enough fuel at home.
The strain on the country's fuel system has been worsened by the departure of staff in PDVSA's trade and supply unit who are key to ensuring fuel gets to where it is needed and making payments for imports, three sources close to the company said.
The cash-strapped company has struggled since the global oil price crash that began in 2014 cut revenue for its crude exports.
NEW DELHI Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies is rethinking its car leasing strategy in India, its second-biggest market, as drivers have returned dozens of leased cars early after the company cut incentives, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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