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Fracking: the final document

The Commission of Experts appointed by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) published a 273-page document with its final verdict on the development of fracking in Colombia.


Monday, April 8th, 2019

“We will fight for democracy, a fair energy transition and to defend Ecopetrol”: USO

The union published a statement, manifesting its disagreement with President Ivan Duque’s policies. Here are the details.


Monday, April 8th, 2019

JEP controversy

The Farc said it will go to the International Criminal Court (ICC), after President Duque objected to six articles of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).


Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Fedesarrollo talks fuel smuggling

According to Fedesarrollo, the Venezuelan crisis is far from being over, but Colombia is closer to ending the legal distribution of gasoline and diesel in the department of La Guajira. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

ANLA talks security issues

The National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) spoke about the attacks on oil infrastructure that have taken place this year.

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Oil spills in Boyacá

According to inhabitants of San Luis de Gaseno (Boyacá), having their water sources polluted by oil activities became ‘normal’ during the past three years.

Monday, March 18th, 2019

“We are seeking a negotiated way to peace”: ELN

The ELN’s negotiating team claimed to be committed to achieving peace. However, the armed group made several headlines recently due to terrorist attacks.


Monday, March 11th, 2019

February ends with a positive result in security issues

Authorities spoke about successful operations against fuel smuggling in the departments of Magdalena, Cauca and Arauca, among others. The development of these and other stories in our periodic Security summary.


Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Eleven and counting

Authorities have reported 11 attacks on the oil infrastructure this year. Most of them by the ELN.


Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Oil contracts at risk

The government of Ivan Duque wants to encourage oil sector growth, through the signing of new oil contracts. Colombian authorities and the industry have already signed new agreements, representing large investments. However, some factors could affect their development.


Monday, February 25th, 2019