With the passing of Hugo Chavez, some of the superpowers of oil are looking to court the Venezuelan government for a larger footprint in some of the nation's oil plays. Chevron has jumped out in the lead by starting talks already, and several others are lining up as well. In the following video, Fool contributor Tyler Crowe speaks with Aimee Duffy to explain why the Venezuelan government may be more open to the idea of larger investments from outside sources and who might want a piece of the Venezuelan pie.  

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The article With Chavez Gone, Will Oil Companies Warm to Venezuela Again? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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