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“Ecopetrol cannot use the Covid-19 as an excuse to fire workers”: Palma

The USO’s President, Edwin Palma, warned about massive lay offs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

“Works for Taxes takes autonomy away from local governments”: Castro

Yopal’s Mayor, Luis Castro, said that the Works for Taxes modality that aims to be financed with royalties’ resources, takes autonomy away from local governments. These and other stories in our periodic Royalties summary.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

USO talks oil crisis

USO’s President, Edwin Palma, spoke about the current industry crisis and Ecopetrol’s importance for Colombia’s economy.

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Loan me a dime

I arrived from the UK on March 5th. On March 9th, my wife went to the dentist and was refused treatment because I was so recently returned from Europe (sorry Brexit sympathizers). Except for a trip to the grocery store, I’ve been in our apartment ever since. That has given me lots of time to think about the medium- and long-term economic consequences of the current problem.

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Works for Taxes: an update

Authorities confirmed that to date, there are 62 viable projects to be executed through the Works for Taxes modality.


Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

“Equal work, equal salary”: USO

The union demanded equal salaries for those who develop the same job, and especially for those who work more and allegedly receive less.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Ecopetrol’s local hiring increased

The NOC spoke about its local contracting figures in the departments of Casanare and Meta.


Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

The industry and Barrancabermeja’s development

The district will soon see an increase in its royalties’ resources, helping its socio-economic development. Here are the details.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Colombia is NOT the most corrupt country in the world

Or even in Latin America. The headline might have upset your board members or institutional investors when it appeared a few weeks ago but it was false. Colombia is not exactly a shining example of public service morality but not the most corrupt in the world or even the region.

Monday, January 27th, 2020

ECP’s role in Huila’s transformation process

This is how the department of Huila has changed its social and economic panorama, thanks to Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) presence in the region.


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020