Protected Carbon in Venezuela

Affected Areas

These protected areas in Venezuela contain current or planned fossil fuel projects. Oil, gas, and coal extraction in protected areas harms their natural value while contributing to climate change.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Aguaro - Guariquito
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cuenca Alta de los Ríos Matícora y Cocuiza
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cuenca Hidrográfica del Embalse El Cigarrón
  • Oil & Gas
  • Distrito Mara
  • Oil & Gas
  • Distritos Maturín. Cedeño, Piar y Caripe del Estado Monagas y de los Distritos Mates y Rivero del Estado Sucre
  • Oil & Gas
  • Distritos Obispos, Sosa, Rojas y Bolívar del Estado Barinas, y Guanare y Guanarito del Estado Portuguesa (Guanare - Masparro)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Lago de Maracaibo
  • Oil & Gas
  • Macizo Montañoso del Turimiquire
  • Oil & Gas
  • Márgenes del Río Güere
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mesa de Guanipa
  • Oil & Gas
  • Península de Paria
  • Oil & Gas
  • Región Lago de Maracaibo (Sierra de Perijá) (Polígonos 1 y 2)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Río Los Remedios
  • Oil & Gas
  • Río Orituco
  • Oil & Gas
  • Río Tarra
  • Oil & Gas
  • Santa Rosa
  • Oil & Gas
  • Santo Domingo
  • Oil & Gas
  • Selva de Guarapiche
  • Oil & Gas
  • Valle del Río Guarapiche
  • Coal
  • Barbacas
  • Coal
  • Cuenca de los Ríos Guasare, Socuy y Cachiri

Extraction Data

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in Venezuela (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 11,159.98 MMBOE
  • 4,671.58
  • Coal
  • 175.00 MT
  • 350.00
  • Combined
  • 5,021.58

Deposits Data

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in Venezuela. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 53,712.35
  • Coal
  • 777.89
  • Combined
  • 54,490.24

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Región Lago de Maracaibo (Sierra de Perijá) (Polígonos 1 y 2)
  • 2029
  • Selva de Guarapiche
  • 2035
  • Río Los Remedios
  • 2041
  • Santo Domingo
  • 2041
  • Península de Paria
  • 2042
  • Santa Rosa
  • 2043
  • Macizo Montañoso del Turimiquire
  • 2055
  • Aguaro - Guariquito
  • 2085

Profiting Companies

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • Belorusneft
  • Oil & Gas
  • BP
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chevron
  • Oil & Gas
  • CNPC (parent)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cupet
  • Oil & Gas
  • Ecopetrol
  • Oil & Gas
  • EIG Partners
  • Oil & Gas
  • Etrion Corporation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Frontera Energy Corporation
  • Oil & Gas
  • GPB Global Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Indian Oil
  • Oil & Gas
  • Inversora Mata
  • Oil & Gas
  • Maurel and Prom
  • Oil & Gas
  • Novonor
  • Oil & Gas
  • Oil India
  • Oil & Gas
  • ONGC (India)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Open acreage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other partner(s)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pampa Energia
  • Oil & Gas
  • PDVSA
  • Oil & Gas
  • Perenco
  • Oil & Gas
  • PetroChina
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petropars
  • Oil & Gas
  • Repsol
  • Oil & Gas
  • Russian Government
  • Oil & Gas
  • SCS
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sonangol
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sucre Energy Group
  • Oil & Gas
  • Suelopetrol
  • Oil & Gas
  • Techint (Tecpetrol)
  • Coal
  • Carbones del Guasare (CDG)
  • Coal
  • Corporación Venezolana de Minería

Sources

  • Protected Areas: UNEP-WCMC and IUCN, Protected Planet: The World Database on Protected Areas. October 2023.
  • Oil & gas extraction: Rystad Energy, U Cube Upstream Oil and Natural Gas Solution. October 2023.
  • Coal extraction: Global Energy Monitor, Global Coal Mine Tracker. October 2023.
  • CO2 equivalencies: Kühne, Kjell, Big numbers for bold activists: A quick method for estimating potential emissions of fossil fuel projects. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 79, September 2021.
  • Reserves & resources: German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), German and Global Energy Supplies. 2021.

Disclaimer

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.