Venezuela wants oil firm Harvest out, if it can find deep-pocketed buyer

April 20, 2015 12:41 PM

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ORINOCO OIL BELT, Venezuela, April 20 (Reuters) - Venezuela would prefer oil company Harvest Natural Resources Inc to leave the OPEC nation, but wants it to sell a project stake to a company with financial muscle to make major investments, state oil company PDVSA said.

Harvest has been seeking to sell its stake in joint venture Petrodelta following years complaining that PDVSA is not allowing it to collect dividends. Venezuela has blocked two proposals to sell that stake to other companies.

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