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FILE -- The Amuay Refinery Complex, operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, in Los Taques, Venezuela, Dec. 7, 2017. Nearly bankrupt, the company agreed on Aug. 20 to pay a $2 billion judgment to compensate ConocoPhillips over the 2007 seizure of properties in Venezuela. (Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)

FILE -- The Amuay Refinery Complex, operated by Petroleos de Venezuela, in Los Taques, Venezuela, Dec. 7, 2017. Nearly bankrupt, the company agreed on Aug. 20 to pay a $2 billion judgment to compensate ConocoPhillips over the 2007 seizure of properties in Venezuela. (Meridith Kohut/The New York Times)