Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Colombian authorities want to boost the oil exploration and production in the country to guarantee energy self-sufficiency over the long term. The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) announced projects to achieve this goal and the Tax Refund Certificate (CERT) plays a key role.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) reported oil and gas production figures for May 2018. Crude increased compared to the same period last year, and gas showed positive behavior as well, surpassing the 1,000mmcfd barrier.
Legal insecurity has increased in recent years in Colombia due to lack of clarity in the rules of the game. The Departmental Comptroller’s Office of Cundinamarca ruled on environmental licenses in mining matters.
The union spoke about the successful negotiations with National Oilwell Varco Colombia.
The second round of Colombia’s Presidential Election is over and, as we reported in our newsletter today, Iván Duque will be the country’s next President. See our analysis article for what that will mean for the oil and gas industry. As before, we wanted to see how the top oil-producing departments behaved.
As the polls predicted, the Centro Democrático’s candidate, Iván Duque, won the Colombian Presidential elections and will be sworn into office on August 7th. Investors breathed a collective sigh of relief. Had his opponent, Gustavo Petro, won, uncertainty would have increased considerably.