Sergio Cabrales, Engineering Professor at the Andes University, explained the factors that the government must take into account to support the industry as an ally in Colombia’s economic reactivation process.
As the country creeps closer and closer to fracking trials, the opposition gets shriller concerned that economic interests will overcome environmental considerations. Concerned that the courts might make a pro-fracking decision, members of Congress from several parties across the center and left have filed a bill to prohibit the practice. That inspired the associations representing the oil and gas industry’s professionals to make a plea for science to carry its proper weight in these deliberations.
Senator of the Green Party, Angélica Lozano, and Francisco Lloreda, president of the Colombian Petroleum Association (ACP), spoke about the pros and cons of developing fracking pilot projects (PPII) in Colombia.