Just sayin. Me on Sunday:
It’s a big deal for Venezuelan electricity consumers, who have come to depend on natural-gas-fired power plants.
Widespread power failures hit Venezuela this week, leaving eight states including oil-producer Zulia without light for hours and causing chaos on the Caracas metro in a new headache for President Hugo Chavez.
Several areas of the capital will suffer staggered cuts due to maintenance until Friday, the city’s state-owned power company said in a statement.
Hours-long blackouts hit eight states on Tuesday, as the main power station in Zulia failed after a suspected rebel bomb on a Colombian gas pipeline that feeds it.
As a result, power was cut in three states to ration supplies, Vice President Elias Jaua said late in the evening.