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An Australian oil company has its eye on Colombia

Bottom Line: Information on new player in Caguan-Putumayo basin. Looking at new exploration and wells closed in the 1980s due to low oil prices.

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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The challenges of opening 20.5M hectares to mining exploration

Bottom Line: The Colombian government’s decision to set aside 20.5M hectares of strategic mining reserves continues to generate controversy.

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
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Victims of Dosquebradas pipeline explosion ask Ecopetrol to comply with aid

Bottom Line: According to the victims, Ecopetrol has failed to adequately respond for a pipeline explosion six months ago. This kind of story is not helpful for the image of an industry already perceived to be not in the interests of ordinary Colombians.

Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Prodeco invests CoP$6.3B in CSR

Bottom Line: Prodeco is a major coal producer and the article demonstrates how one company approaches its relationship with the community.

Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Oil workers threatened by the ELN in Arauca

Bottom Line: Despite much heralded security improvements in recent years, some areas of the country remain difficult to control.

Friday, June 29th, 2012
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Local environmental authority and Ecopetrol dispute compensation for modernization of refinery

Bottom Line: An example of the strong measures being taken by environmental authorities even when a company is proactive with its plans.

Friday, June 29th, 2012
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