"Brace for a spate of punitive bills in Congress. Last week, 14 House members, 11 of them from Florida, filed a bill aimed at blocking Cuba from leasing the fields, echoing an earlier Senate bill. The measures would deny visas to employees of any company "that contributes to the development of Cuba's oil-exploration program." It's hard to see what perceptible effects these bills will have. But they hint at the battles to come over growing competition for oil.
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Meanwhile Ecuador kicks Oxy out (3% of Oxy's reserves), following path of Venz. and Bolivia. Could be a crazy summer in the oil patch.