Venezuela fuel being traded in border areas with gov’t blessing
- Sharma says supply challenges responsible
Fuel being traded across the border from Venezuela is not being treated as illegal once the supplies are utilised within border areas, Head of the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) Mahender Sharma has confirmed.
“Government, recognising the challenges in supplying border areas, has allowed border trade along border areas to the west as long as the materials being brought into Guyana are being utilised within the border area,” Sharma said, explaining that fuel is one of those materials.
Recently there has been concerns expressed about the smuggling of fuel across the Guyana/Venezuela border and its presence along the Essequibo Coast and in the North West District.