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Ecopetrol Pintuco agree to sell new paint technology to wider market

Colombian paint specialist Pintuco has reached an agreement with Ecopetrol to commercialize the later’s MCO-R paint technology in the domestic market as part of a technology transfer and innovation program run by the state oil firm.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Ecopetrol president: 2013 a year for optimism

Ecopetrol president Javier Gutierrez looks at 2013 with optimism both for the state oil firm’s prospects position but also for Colombia’s economic and political advances.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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Mexican energy secretary visting Colombia, interested in Ecopetrol model

Mexico’s Energy Secretary Pedro Joaquín Coldwell has embarked on a state trip which includes meetings to discuss the business model of Ecopetrol with Colombian officials, as well as attend an energy conference in Bogota and later a trip to Brazil.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
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Each Ecopetrol peso invested in ICP innovation programs pays back six fold

For each peso that Ecoperol invests in its Colombian Petroleum Institute (ICP), an in-house entity geared towards research and development of new technologies, the firm receives six times the amount in savings or earnings.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Chamber of Commerce to play role with Ecopetrol, contractors, local suppliers

The Villavicencio Chamber of Commerce (CCV) will create a mechanism to resolve payment disputes between local suppliers and Ecopetrol contractors and monitor payments from the oil producer to its direct contractors.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Ecopetrol signs MOU to implement MSAR technology

Ecopetrol has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form an alliance with Quadrise Fuels International (QFI) and use MSAR technology for processing heavy fuel oil.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
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Ecopetrol-Cupiagua agreement costly for the industry

Ecopetrol and community leaders of municipalities surrounding the Cupiagua oil field have signed an agreement establishing the oil producer’s commitments with the local community.

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Senator calls for Ecopetrol to assume Rubiales contract

Senator calls for Ecopetrol to assume Rubiales contract

Colombian Senator Maritza Martínez Aristizábal has tightened her message on the Pacific Rubiales and Ecopetrol relationship, and requested that Ecopetrol assume control of the Rubiales oil field.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
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Cupiagua Ecopetrol-community agreement still in the air over local hires, fund management

There is still no community-Ecopetrol agreement over the Cupiagua oil field, where 14 villages within the influence of the drilling are at loggerheads with the company over the distribution of local hiring percentages for the project and the management of investment funds.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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Senator questions relationship with Pacific Rubiales

Colombian Senator Maritza Martínez Aristizábal has questioned the relationship and awarding of contracts between the state and Canadian oil and gas company Pacific Rubiales ahead of senate discussions surrounding a contract with Ecopetrol set to expire in 2016.

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
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