Maturin Estado Monagas
Notably the largest crude oil exporter in the Western Hemisphere and a founding member of OPEC, Venezuela is a key player in the industry, having supplied some 1.89 million barrels per day of oil to the world market in 2008. Currently, Venezuela boasts the largest amount of proven oil reserves in South America at 99.4 billion barrels, as well as proven natural gas reserves of 176 Tcf. Nationalized in the 1970s, Venezuela's petroleum industry is dominated by state-controlled PDVSA, also the South American country's primary employer. In 2009, PDVSA initiated further nationalization, taking control of many oilfield services contractors operating in the region.
Waste is an unwanted by-product or substance that can be solid, liquid or gas. Waste materials may pose a threat and need specialized processes to handle and dispose. Waste Management covers the procedures and resources required for proper handling and disposal of waste materials in accordance with health codes and environmental regulations.