According to Ivan Duque, now the country produces more than 890 thousand barrels of oil per day, this figure may reach 1 million.

Colombia is ready to increase oil exports to the United States and has a greater supply potential than Venezuela. This was stated by the President of the South American Republic Ivan Duque, who is on a visit to the United States.

“Colombia today can provide about 3% of the oil that the United States imports. And we will increase supplies as much as we can,” he said at a press conference in Washington.

“We made it clear to Biden and his team that Colombia today has more opportunities to ensure the supply of hydrocarbons than Venezuela,” Duque said. According to him, Colombia currently produces more than 890 thousand barrels of oil per day, and in the “very near future” this figure may reach 1 million.

Earlier, the Reuters news agency, citing sources, reported that last weekend an American government delegation visited the capital of Venezuela. According to him, U.S. representatives discussed with the Venezuelan leadership the possibility of easing sanctions against Caracas related to oil exports, but did not reach an agreement. Psaki confirmed on Monday that the U.S. delegation visited Caracas, where, among other things, they discussed the topic of energy security, as well as the situation with Americans detained and serving sentences in Venezuela.