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Fracking, a crime?

The Congress received a proposed Bill of Law that aims to create 15 new environmental crimes, including shark fishing, fracking and deforestation.

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Colombians’ main concern

Colombians’ main concern

Much of Latin America has rebelled against its political leaders in recent weeks. Colombia has not been immune but neither has it been as violent as Chile or Ecuador. When polled, most Colombians identify corruption as the issue that most concerns them. To understand this better, we looked at a recent Transparency International corruption study which compares 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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ANLA goes to the territories

Authorities from Antioquia and Barrancabermeja met with the technical team of the National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA), to discuss strategies to mitigate social conflict in the regions.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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ANLA’s monitoring session

The National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) reported on its latest follow-up sessions on oil and infrastructure projects.

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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“We will ask for a license to develop fracking”: Bayón

Ecopetrol’s (NYSE:EC) CEO, Felipe Bayón, spoke to El Espectador about fracking and the NOC’s plans abroad. Also, following the path of top global energy firms, Ecopetrol announced that it entered the renewable energy market.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
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Acipet on preparations for fracking projects

The President of the Colombian Association of Petroleum Engineers (Acipet), Carlos Leal, spoke about what Colombia has achieved in its preparation process to develop fracking, and what is yet to be improved.

Monday, October 28th, 2019
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Fracking pilots or country pilots

In his most recent Op-ed, Geophysicist Jaime Checa Jiménez spoke about the importance of implementing fracking in Colombia.

Monday, October 28th, 2019
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SSJ blocks in next auction

SSJ blocks in next auction

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) will host the second auction of the Permanent Area Assignment Process (PPAA). The Sinú-San Jacinto (SSJ) basin generated great expectations in the sector.

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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The ANLA talks to communities

The National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) hosted its first territorial dialogue session in the department of Casanare. These and other Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stories in our periodic summary.

 

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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Legal actions against the PND

The Colombian government presented the National Development Plan (PND) with great expectations about its benefits for the mining and energy sector. However, legal actions against the proposal are generating uncertainty and controversy.

 

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
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