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USO talks fields in Huila and Putumayo

The union met with representatives from Ecopetrol’s Southern Regional management, to discuss the future of the NOC’s fields in the departments of Huila and Putumayo.

Monday, January 20th, 2020

“Colombia will not have peace if social leaders keep getting killed”: UN

Carlos Ruiz, head of Conflict Supervision for the United Nations (UN) in the country, said that Colombia has made significant progress in its post-conflict process, but asked for the security of social leaders in rural areas to be guaranteed by the State.

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

“The ELN closes the door to dialogue, every time it attacks communities”: President Duque

The President rejected the ELN’s attack in the municipality of Valdivia (Antioquia), where the group set six vehicles on fire. Here are the details.


Thursday, December 19th, 2019

USO on fracking

After three years of being divided on the matter, the USO announced its official position on the possibility of developing unconventional resources in Colombia.


Monday, December 16th, 2019

“Venezuela supports the ELN as a way to destabilize Colombia”: US government

The American State Department warned about the growing presence of the ELN in Venezuela, in its annual Terrorism Report.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

ANH talks PDET’s

The National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH), the Territory Renewal Agency (ART) and the Presidential Council for Stabilization, signed a letter of understanding to develop Development Programs with Territorial Approach (PDET) in oil regions.


Thursday, November 21st, 2019

USO talks retirement plan

The union explained that it is working with Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) to develop two modalities of retirement plans for workers. Here are the details.


Monday, November 18th, 2019

Ecopetrol on safety measures

Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) announced that it will develop a drill to be able to respond to potential emergencies at its Cupiagua field in a timely manner way.


Thursday, October 24th, 2019

October closes with a negative report on security issues

Industry associations spoke about what Colombia loses with every terrorist attack that takes place in oil regions, calling for authorities to increase security measures in the territories. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Inhabitants of Tauramena, out of legal resources?

Locals in Tauramena (Casanare) voted against the development of oil activities in their territory. The State Council and Casanare’s Administrative Court, however, denied the validity of the popular consultation.


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019