In our final article based on BP’s update to its energy statistics, we look at a couple of topics we do not usually extensively cover in HCC: the domestic demand side, specifically refining and electricity generation, with a closer look at renewables.
Bogotá’s Chamber of Commerce hosted an event where industry entrepreneurs and public entities talked about the Most-Affected Areas by the Conflict (Zomac). We attended and brought back comments from the industry as well as our own impressions.
A few weeks ago, we looked at BP’s recently published annual statistical summary of the global energy market. At that time, we did some country-by-country comparisons in a static view. This week we look at changes over time, within Latin America.
A few weeks ago, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (“ANH”) published its new model contract for offshore exploration and production activities. Although some parameters are specific to offshore, others reflect how the Agency’s thinking has evolved since 2014, the last time it held a block auction to award offshore areas. Norton Rose Fulbright Colombia’s oil & gas team volunteered to write this summary.
We have been very concerned about the civil disobedience caused by the ANH’s seismic investigation in Boyacá. There was a public hearing last Friday to discuss the situation and well-known industry figure, Jaime Checa attended. He brought back this report (with photos) which only deepens our concern.
BP recently published its annual statistical summary of the global energy market and we thought it might be interesting to look at a few selected charts. The focus was country-by-country comparisons and, by looking at energy consumption broadly, we chose some variables that might be a bit different.
Recently, we published an article about the mining industry in Cundinamarca. The departmental Controller was concerned that environmental licenses were not be properly monitored. A reader reacted to the article with an interesting recommendation and that got me thinking about the challenges of implementing it.
The second round of Colombia’s Presidential Election is over and, as we reported in our newsletter today, Iván Duque will be the country’s next President. See our analysis article for what that will mean for the oil and gas industry. As before, we wanted to see how the top oil-producing departments behaved.
As the polls predicted, the Centro Democrático’s candidate, Iván Duque, won the Colombian Presidential elections and will be sworn into office on August 7th. Investors breathed a collective sigh of relief. Had his opponent, Gustavo Petro, won, uncertainty would have increased considerably.