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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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ANH says it’s ramping up production monitoring measures

After questions from the Meta Department that the reported production of some foreign oil operators is lower than reality, the National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) says it is increasing its monitoring efforts to guarantee and accurate production number, which is used to formulate royalty payments.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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At last, PRE receives ANLA approval for CPE-6 and Guama E&P blocks

Pacific Rubiales Energy (TSX:PRE) says that it has received the environmental license from the National Environmental Licensing Authority (ANLA) for exploration and production activities in the CPE-6 and Guama E&P blocks, following several extended delays.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
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Governor says Meta not benefiting from oil

The Governor of the Meta Department Alan Jara told local press that the department, along with other oil producing regions, have lost autonomy under the new royalty system and are not benefiting from the industry’s activities.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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National Registry confirms schedule, wording of question in oil vote

The National Registry has set a December 15th date for a public referendum in the Tauramena municipality to accept or reject oil production in parts of the community. The authority also confirmed the exact wording of the questions, which links the issue to local water issues.

Monday, November 4th, 2013
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MinAmbiente releases Magdalena River report

The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MinAmbiente) released a report on the policy strategy and development of economic and environmental issues along the Magdalena River.

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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