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Royalties’ distribution

Royalties’ distribution

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) spoke about the distribution of the 2021-2022 royalties’ budget in the regions.

 

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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Acipet’s new Board of Directors

The Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers (Acipet) announced the members of its new Board of Directors.

 

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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What to expect in 2021: investors view

This is how the private sector plans to boost the Colombian economy in 2021.

 

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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Royalties’ budget

Royalties’ budget

The Senate and the House of Representatives approved the royalties’ budget for the next two years.

 

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Andean Environmental Charter

The Andean Community (CAN) adopted the Andean Environmental Charter. Colombia hosted the virtual event.

 

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Fracking: an update

Through a letter, 50 Congressmen asked to halt contracting processes for the development of fracking pilot projects (PPII), days after authorities announced that Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) signed the first contract.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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Regional roads, key to social resilience

When we started Hydrocarbons Colombia, we wrote a lot about roads. Roads were one of the main flashpoints between the industry and communities as heavy tanker-trucks and drill rigs tore up poorly maintained so-called ‘highways’ and too-frequent accidents created environmental and human suffering. Thankfully, that conflict seems to be largely behind us. Now Ismael Arenas, former head of Ecopetrol and current chairman of the Colombian Association of Engineers (ACIEM) reminds us that roads are still an issue needing coordinated action.

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Acipet’s call

In his most recent Op-ed, Carlos Leal, President of the Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers (Acipet), called on the government to include industry Associations in the discussion around fracking pilot projects (PPIIs).

 

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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Ecopetrol and the ICA

The State Council announced that Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) will not have to pay the Industry and Commerce Tax (ICA) to the municipality of Puerto Nare (Antioquia). Here are the details.

 

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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Less sulfur in fuels?

The goal of reducing sulfur levels in Colombian fuels could be delayed. This is why.

 

Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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