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Colombian Pesos and Oil Prices – Adding Precision

Colombian Pesos and Oil Prices – Adding Precision

The HCC Analyst was concerned to see his graph of oil prices and the Colombian peso / USD exchange rate used in Friday’s newsletter without – in his opinion – the proper caveats. He demanded time to explain what was happening more carefully. (We think deep down he did not have anything else prepared, but we do agree that Friday’s article glossed over some important points.)

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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The discount to Brent helps Colombia’s finances

The discount to Brent helps Colombia’s finances

Ecopetrol (NYSE: ECP) reported good financial performance in 2017, and prospects for this year are positive as well. Oil prices and the discount to Brent played a key role in this issue, benefiting all Colombians.

 

Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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Fuel prices in April

Fuel prices in April

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) announced fuel prices for April. The entity took measures to improve fuel quality and reduce pollution.

 

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Ethanol demand increases

Ethanol demand increases

The Colombian government pledged to reduce pollution by signing the Paris agreement. Authorities have made changes to achieve these agreements, and ethanol is key in this process. Representatives of the sector expressed their opinion on Colombia’s capacity to meet the new ethanol demand.

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Fuel prices in March

Fuel prices in March

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) announced fuel prices for March. The entity took measures to improve fuels quality and reduce pollution.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
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The magic number for Brent

The magic number for Brent

Sunday, March 4th, 2018
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Fuel prices in February

Fuel prices in February

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) announced fuel prices for February. As expected, these increased and the government found the perfect excuse to justify this behavior.

Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Fuel prices generate controversy

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) increased fuel prices for February. As expected, representatives of different sectors reacted against this action, but others defended it. The Commercial Vendors Association (Fenalco), the Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers (ACIPET) and the Colombian Federation of Cargo and Logistics Transporters (Colfecar) spoke on this subject.

Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Fuel prices behavior during last year

The constant increases in gasoline prices generate much discussion and social discontent in Colombia. Prices increased substantially during the past year compared toannual inflation in percentage terms.

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Transport costs increased

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) reported on transport costs and the main factors that influenced their behavior during 2017.

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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