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Venezuela Provides Discounted Heating Oil

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Tens of thousands of Massachusetts homes will be able to buy discounted heating oil this winter as part of a pact with Venezuela. The deal gives low-income households and non-profit agencies in the Bay State 40 percent off market rates for about a one month supply of oil.

Venezuela has signed a similar agreement for the Bronx and is considering offers to other parts of the U.S. in what some analysts say is a sign of petro-diplomacy.

This program aired on November 23, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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