Venezuela to raise domestic gas prices?

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro signaled that he wants to raise gasoline prices, which are considered among the cheapest in the world at around 5 cents a gallon.

Venezuela and Italian company Eni inaugurate Junin 5 oil pipeline

CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Venezuelan officials and Italian energy company Eni inaugurated the first pipeline designated to take oil from the offshore Junin 5 field in Venezuela.

Caracas, Moscow lock step on energy

MOSCOW, July 3 (UPI) -- Investments between Russian energy company Rosneft and its Venezuelan partner envision at least $5 billion in one area alone, Venezuela's oil minister said.

Petrocaribe weighs Venezuela's post-Chavez oil diplomacy

CARACAS, Venezuela, July 2 (UPI) -- Late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez lavished gifts of cheap oil on neighbors sympathetic to either his populism or strident anti-American rhetoric. With Chavez gone, many recipients of that largesse are wondering if successor President Nicolas Maduro will continue the aid in kind worth millions of dollars.

Eni, Venezuela review oil, gas developments

ROME, June 18 (UPI) -- Italian energy company Eni said it was coordinating with Venezuelan officials on the progress at one of the largest offshore oil fields in the world.

Chevron, PDVSA shoot for higher production

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- A $2 billion investment in onshore oil developments in Venezuela will help a recovery in production levels, Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said.

Rosneft, PDVSA to work together in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, May 24 (UPI) -- State energy company Petroleos de Venezuela and Russian energy company Rosneft signed an agreement for a joint venture for Venezuelan operations.

Chavez aides assure citizens of continuity

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Senior aides of ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reassured citizens of business as usual in the oil-rich Latin American country as they staged a Cabinet reshuffle and denied allegations their actions flouted the constitution.

Global oil politics in play in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The outcome of Venezuela's presidential election could influence what happens with the country's oil resources, observers say.

Venezuela reports blaze at refinery

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Venezuelan government said a fire broke out at units at the El Palito refinery after lightning struck a seal on a naphtha tank.

Venezuela said close to refinery restart

CARACAS, Venezuela, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Venezuelan oil minister said normal operations at its Amuay oil refinery should return in a matter of days following a deadly Aug. 25 explosion.

Fire points to Venezuela oil industry woes

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Venezuela's biggest oil refinery remained closed Friday after firefighters put out a fire that raged for more three days following an explosion.

Caracas: No rush to restart refinery

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- There is "no need to hurry" to restart the Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela because of ample storage capacity, the country's energy minister said.

Toll lowered for Venezuala refinery fire

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Firefighters worked to contain a fire in a third oil storage tank four days after an explosion ignited a huge fire at Venezuela's largest refinery.

Venezuela blast, fire death toll up to 41

CARACAS, Venezuela, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The death toll in an explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a refinery in Venezuela rose to 41, with more than 80 people injured, officials said.
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Rafael Emilio Ramírez Peguero (born February 18, 1958 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic), is a former professional baseball player who played in the major leagues primarily as a shortstop from 1980-1992. Ramirez made his major league debut on August 4, 1980 for the Atlanta Braves and played his final game on October 3, 1992 as a member of the Houston Astros.

One of a handful of ML players from the town of San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, Ramirez was the Braves' speedy, smooth-fielding shortstop from 1981 to 1986, leading NL shortstops in double plays four straight years while hitting quite well for his position. He made the NL All-Star team in 1984 with a .304 average at mid-season, but in 1987 torn knee ligaments limited him to only 56 games and he was traded to Houston after the season. With the Astros in 1988, Ramirez posted his best batting average since 1983 (.276) and drove in a career-high 59 runs. After that, his production slipped, with his batting average never again rising above .261, and plummeting as low as .236 in 1991. He retired following the 1992 season.

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