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MHP on popular referendums

The boom of anti-oil and mining popular referendums has created much discussion in the country about their use to prohibit extractive activities in the regions. The Mesa Hídrica del Piedemonte Llanero (MHP) spoke on this subject.

 

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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“The areas went up to 83”: Velandia

Former president of the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), Orlando Velandia, spoke about the areas that would be offered in the country.

 

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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CCCC Proposals to MinMinas for the Mining and Energy Sectors

As we noted a few weeks ago, the Colombia-Canada Chamber of Commerce’s Mining and Energy Committee prepared a set of recommendations for María Fernanda Suárez, the new MinMinas. These were delivered to her at a private meeting in Cartagena. We have translated the full document and obtained the Committee’s permission to publish it.

Friday, September 21st, 2018
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ACIEM on fracking

ACIEM on fracking

The Colombian Engineer’s Association (ACIEM) held its annual Enercol conference this week and its president Ismael Enrique Arenas talked about unconventional projects, their benefits for hydrocarbons reserves and regulation.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Orlando Velandia’s farewell to the industry

The Colombian Engineer’s Association (ACIEM) held its annual Enercol conference this week and Orlando Velandia made what looks to be his last speech as President of the ANH. We were there and brought back this report.

 

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Energy subsidies at risk?

Energy associations are worried about energy subsidies being cut off, and demanded an answer form the Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) and the Minister of Finance (MinHacienda).

 

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Royalties to save Colombia’s wetlands

Senator of the Centro Democratico political party, María del Rosario Guerra, spoke about how royalties’ resources could help save ecosystems in the department of Sucre.

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Fracking is not that bad, after all

Fracking has been a controversial subject for communities, but if anyone will benefit from the development of this technique, it is them.

 

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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MinAmbiente comments

Ricardo Lozano, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, spoke about the priority issues for the entity and the strategies to work on these issues.

 

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Should fuel prices increase?

Should fuel prices increase?

Colombia has discussed high fuel prices and the convenience of the ‘magic formula’ in recent years. However, current oil prices are forcing this metric to increase, despite dissent from consumers and many segments of industry.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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