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Oil referendum in Yopal

The boom of anti-oil referendums in producing regions keeps generating concerns in the industry. The municipalities are still trying to develop these mechanisms (despite the Constitutional Court’s ruling that they have no force) and the Yopal Council ruled on this issue.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Ecopetrol is committed to Colombia’s rural areas

Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) spoke about its successful social investment projects in Arauca, Meta and Putumayo. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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“The industry continues to be one of the main employment sources in Santander”: Suarez

The Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas), Maria Fernanda Suarez, highlighted the importance of the industry for Colombia’s social and economic development, especially in the department of Santander.

Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Dialogue is always the answer

After days of protests in Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) Cupiagua field (Casanare), communities decided to sit down and talk. Here is what both parties agreed on. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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MinMinas talks mining projects

The Vice Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas), Carolina Rojas, took the stage of the VIII Canada – Colombia Forum to talk about royalties, communities and the mining industry. We attended so our Bottom-Line goes beyond the MinMinas press releases.

 

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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“An inclusive dialogue is key for the development of the territories”: MinAmbiente

The Minister of Environment (MinAmbiente), Ricardo Lozano, visited communities in Cauca to talk about their concerns in regards to a sustainable development. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Dialogue is key

The Colombian oil sector has faced times of great legal uncertainty in recent years due to the boom in anti-oil referendums. Many communities have spoken out against the development of oil activities in their territories. However, a case in favor of the industry happened in the municipality of Ortega in the department of Tolima.

 

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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“Communities should be able to benefit from the industry”: Moreno

National USO representative, José Marín Moreno, spoke about the new government and Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:SE) future, among other issues.

Monday, November 12th, 2018
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Ecopetrol rewards Colombia’s best students

Once again, the NOC showed the benefits of the industry in the country, this time by granting scholarships to Colombia’s best students. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
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Is the Tauramena referendum still valid?

The oil sector continues to face legal and social uncertainty in Colombia. A ‘judicial battle’ between Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) and people of Tauramena started several years ago due to the result of an anti-oil referendum, and it seems like this process continues, despite a recent court decision in favor of the NOC.

Sunday, November 4th, 2018
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