The Minister of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia), Diego Mesa, explained how royalties’ resources will help different departments of the country start their economic reactivation process. These and other stories in our periodic Royalties summary.
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.
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.
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).