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Another oil referendum brewing in Aguazul

Another oil referendum brewing in Aguazul

In December the Tauramena municipality will hold a public referendum to approve or reject nearby oil production in certain, named villages and now in Aguazul municipal leaders are looking to do the same and get the public to vote on Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) Odisea 3D seismic exploration program.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Why the Ecopetrol-led roads agreement in Casanare matters

A local activist and former politician has insisted authorities apply measures to limit tanker-truckers on main highways in Villavicencio Meta, demonstrating the context and need for more agreements on roads between the industry, local authorities and the community in general, like the one signed last week in Casanare.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Colombian oil engineers call foul over foreign arrivals

The president of the Colombian Oil Engineers Association (ACIPET) says that an April decree to offer more flexibility for foreigners to work in Colombia has diminished the opportunities for national engineers in the oil industry.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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White smoke: New ANH president appointed

After a setback invalidating the original candidate, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has a new president, taping Javier Betancourt Valle for his experience in international contract matters and role in the Colombia Round 2012.

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Government says has formula to lower gas prices without hurting Ecopetrol

The government is presenting a new formula to calculate fuel prices and the Ministry of Mines and Energy says it has a plan that will not sacrifice income for Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC).

Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Ecopetrol sums results of natural gas negotiation

Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) highlighted the results of the recent bilateral negotiation, part of the government’s effort to redefine the commercial structure of natural gas in Colombia and lower prices for the final consumer.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
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New MinAmbiente head facing increased questions of effectiveness

Two months after taking the role of the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Energy (MinAmbiente), a national paper publishes a report saying the new minister Luz Helena Sarmiento has largely remained silent since her start, a source of worry for the energy and mining industry.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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How are the politicians’ images faring in oil regions?

The National Consulting Center did a study of the image of local mayors and departmental governors and published their latest findings. Here is a look at how the political heads of oil producing regions – Meta and Casanare – fared.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Tolls for tanker trucks an option in Casanare

In order to finance road maintenance and improvements the Casanare secretary of public works and transport, Wilson Arenas, has proposed a toll system that would charge all oil tanker truckers using the public roadways.

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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Peace Summary week of November 4: Agreement on political participation

Since May the peace talks in Havana have yet to render any solid agreements, but this week Farc and government negotiators announced common ground on the second of five agenda points: political participation.

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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