This article discusses the issues surrounding Venezuela's admittance as a full member of MERCOSUR. One of the primary results of this membership is the increased collaboration between member countries regarding oil and gas exploitation, as well as discounted prices of crude.
Article re-posted with permission from the publisher as a PDF document as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate Latin American energy policy, dialogue, white papers, reports, and educational materials.
NotiSur - Latin America Data Base
Gaudin, Andrés. "Venezuela's full membership changes face of MERCOSUR." (2012). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/78