Global warming has generated many debates and the need to reduce the participation of coal in the energy matrix has been one of the main discussion topics. Colombian authorities created a carbon tax, joining the global trend. Orlando Cabrales, President of Naturgas, spoke on this topic and gave some suggestions to change it.
With better weather in Bogotá – it is not raining too much – it seems clear that we are heading into another El Niño weather phenomenon. That means drought and less hydroelectric generating capacity, which, in turn, should mean more demand for natural gas.
The government recently announced its National Development Plan (PND), which according to senator Guillermo García (Liberal Party), will have a negative impact on the country’s middle class.
Antonio Celia, Former CEO of Promigas, decided to retire from the company after a 25-year career. Eric Flesch took over the company’s management four months ago and he talked about key issues such as goals and regulatory challenges.
High fuel prices anger Colombians and affect the performance of several economic sectors in the country. Colombia is looking at alternatives to confront this situation and the Colombian Propane Association (Gasnova) gave some recommendations.
The low levels of oil and gas reserves have generated concerns in Colombia and the lack of exploratory activity has increased these worries. María Fernanda Suarez, Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) spoke about the government’s plans for the industry and its future.