Someone requested sources for yesterday’s chart of changing Venezuela oil output goals, so here you go. As you’ll see, it was a bit of a rush job, with a motley bunch of sources. Someone might do better with different sources and better graphing software (I was just sketching in Illustrator). But I think it’s fair all the same. The change over time has been clear — ever more ambitious goals with nothing to show for them.
PDVSA output goals (Excel file)
One thing not included in every article, book or report is the baseline figure. I tried to find Ramírez quotes from the same time period giving the baseline.