Yesterday violent protests in Puerto Gaitan, Meta left 3 dead. RCN Radio — which usually takes a “right-of-center” stance — reported that the protests were because Pacific Rubiales had “failed to deliver on its commitments”. UPDATE: On September 17th, Pacific Rubiales Corporate Affairs Director, Frederico Restrepo told RCN Radio that the protests were not directed at the company but caused by the death of a small child in a traffic accident with a policeman.
We have started tracking security events that could be important for the Oil Gas and Mining industry. See our dedicated page here for a complete listing. We will only be publishing significant events and summaries in the Hydrocarbons Colombia page.
From an Environment Ministry press release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia.
C&C Energy updated its corporate presentation for the FirstEnergy/Societe Generale Global Energy Conference in London. The presentation showed C&C to be one of the few companies operating in Colombia with steadily growing production. The company says it is committed to a 100% Colombian strategy and is looking for acquisitions or farm-in opportunities to maintain growth beyond its own success with exploration. They will definitely participate in the 2012 Round of auctions. We discussed their 2Q12 performance here. Some highlights
Resolution 0770 of September 13, 2012 of the National Environmental Licensing Agency (ANLA) concerns Emerald Energy’s activities in the municipalities of Garzon and Gigante, Huila in the Upper Magdalena Basin. Previously the local environmental agency — the Autonomous Corporation of the Magdalena River Basin (CAM for its initials in Spanish) — had imposed on the operator immediate suspension of four activities for failure to comply with the terms of its environmental license:
From a Defense Ministry Press Release. Translated and with commentary by Hydrocarbons Colombia.
A new security forces plan aimed at protecting the country’s economic infrastructure, was announced today by the Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón, during the “All Allied for Safety” forum organized by Semana magazine.