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Second PPAA auction

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) continues to work on the Permanent Area Assignment Process (PPAA). The agency announced the date and number of blocks for the second auction of this important process.

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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No to fracking, yes to pilot projects?

The State Council denied Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) request to cancel the precautionary measure that stopped the development of fracking in Colombia, but clarified that the decision does not prevent the development of pilot projects.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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What Colombia loses without fracking

Authorities and experts spoke about the possible consequences of closing the door to fracking, now that the State Council decided to keep delaying a final decision on the matter.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
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Oil prices jump

Oil prices jump

Two Aramco oil plants in Saudi Arabia were attacked last Saturday generating an immediate effect on oil prices. Experts talked about the effects of this situation in Colombia in the short term.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Mining activities at risk?

Mining activities in most of Colombia’s regions could be affected soon. More than 92% of the municipalities that develop mining and oil activities in Colombia do not have their Territorial Organization Plan (POT) updated.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Experts respond to ‘uncomfortable’ fracking questions

The industry keeps working to prove that fracking can be done in a responsible way, despite the ruling from the State Council that put the measure on hold, again.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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“We would never jeopardize water to get oil”: MinEnergia

Industry experts like the Minister of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia), Maria Fernanda Suarez, spoke on the decision of the State Council to maintain the suspension on fracking.

Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Drummond accused of developing fracking

The Podion Corporation and the Colombia Fracking Free Alliance accused Drummond of contempt of court for an alleged violation of the State Council’s rulings.

 

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Reactions to State Council fracking decision

Reactions to State Council fracking decision

The decision of the State Council to maintain the suspension on fracking generated many reactions in the country. Government leaders and industry experts talked about this decision.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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State Council continues to suspend fracking

State Council continues to suspend fracking

Maybe we should not have been so hopeful. Maybe this was always doomed. It is always easier to say ‘No’ than take a chance on ‘Yes’. No one ever knows the consequences of saying ‘No’, the road not taken.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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