Riqueza petrolera potencial frente a la costa de Guyana
July 9, 2020 - Guyana, una de las naciones más pobres de América del Sur, podría convertirse en una de las más ricas del mundo por el descubrimiento de ExxonMobil de reservas petroleras con valor potencial de más de $100.000 millones.
The oilfield that ExxonMobil discovered five years ago is about 200km (125 miles) off the coast of Guyana, a country of 780,000 people located in the northeastern corner of South America.
The oil is of the highly coveted light sweet crude variety, and it is easily accessible. Some say that by the middle of this decade, Guyana could already be pumping more oil out of the earth per capita than even Kuwait.
For the current year, the government in Georgetown issued a pre-coronavirus forecast of oil revenues in the neighbourhood of $300 million. The U.S. ambassador to the country said that Guyana could become the “richest country in the hemisphere and potentially the richest country in the world.”