Fuel prices have generated much discussions and controversy in Colombia because of the formula to calculate them and their included taxes, among other issues. The Constitutional Court ruled on one of the components of the prices and the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) announced an examination of the formula.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) announced a new increase in fuel prices for February 2019. The Colombian Federation of Cargo and Logistics Transporters (Colfecar), commented on this measure.
Oil prices had a volatile behavior during 2018, reaching up to US$90 per barrel, but these ended the year in a range close to US$50. What are the expectations for this year? Experts analyzed this important metric.
Vasconia is the archetypical Colombian crude but its price is not widely published. Instead the popular press and even company financial reports talk about Brent (mostly) and sometimes WTI. The relationship between Brent and Vasconia is not fixed over time.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) announced a decrease in fuel prices for January 2019. The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) spoke about the behavior of this metric in 2018.
Climate change and misinformation, among other issues, have pressured the industry to reinvent itself and adjust to a new reality. Julio Cesar Vera, president of the Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers (Acipet) explains how he believes the process is going.
On paper, Colombia has about 11 years of gas reserves. But the production forecast shows shortfalls occurring very shortly. Getting investors to search for domestic gas should be a regulatory priority but a better gas netback would also help their decisions.