Alan Jara is the governor of the department of Meta which produces 50% of Colombia’s oil. He is a well-respected administrator on his third tour as governor.
The National Planning Department (DNP) published a thorough document which seeks to reduce bottlenecks in the permitting process for roadway, mining and energy projects by centralizing requirements and establishing a priority list for strategic projects.
Transparency International, the NGO that investigates corruption at the national and international level, has published its biannual survey of countries. Given some investor interest in other Latin American countries, we thought the above graph might be illuminating.
This month has an emphasis on investment with an update to our Colombian stock index and a conversation with a fund manager about the country’s attractiveness. Frequent collaborator León Teicher worries whether government complacency might drive investors away.
It’s no secret that labor relations within Colombia’s hydrocarbon’s industry are tense at best, if not completely contentious. Some companies have better relations and some worse but all are experiencing challenges at the present time.
We classify our security counts into the ANH’s geographic basins but separate out incidents near roads and pipelines, independent of the geographic location of the event.
We talked to an investment fund manager who has been around the Colombian and Latin American petroleum industry for a long time. He helped fund the early years of many producers in the region and at one time was heavily invested in engineering and services firms.
Maya and Castilla
Mexico’s Maya was adjusted according to the recent WTI-Brent changes in the differential (as part of the price re-connection process due to the reversal and expansion of some key pipelines), which also has a direct effect in WTS, one of the main components of the Mexican heavy grade price formula.
We calculate that Petroamerica is the 8th largest company by market capitalization listed on the TSX or TSX-V exchanges with operations in Colombia and the largest non-operating company of the Canadian group.