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Carbon tax change

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.

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Gas share increasing in thermo-generation but flat overall

Gas share increasing in thermo-generation but flat overall

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.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Senator García talks subsidies in the National Development Plan

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.

 

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
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Promigas’ Flesch comments

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.

 

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
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Anaya talks Vanti’s plans

Rodolfo Anaya talks about the firm’s opportunities and challenges in Colombia, three months after taking office as Vanti’s President.

Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Where do we go now?

It is early January and time for my annual look ahead. The working title for this piece is always “Fearless Forecasts” but this year I am rather fearful.

Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Propane is a good alternative

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.

 

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
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MinMinas comments on energy sustainability and fracking

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.

 

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Surtigas welcomes new General Director

Surtidora de Gas del Caribe (Surtigas) announced that Santiago Mejía Medina will take office as the new General Director on December 15th, 2018.

 

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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Promigas plans

Promigas plans

Eric Flesh, President of Promigas, assumed the leadership of the firm recently. He spoke about the expansion plans of the firm in Colombia and the region.

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
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