Opinions about the development of mining activities in the country are divided: locals acknowledge that the industry is key for the development of their economy, but blame mining for pollution in their territories.
Acipet, the petroleum engineers’ association has been an important voice in defense of the industry’s interests. Here, the organization’s Chairman of the Board, Carlos Alberto Leal Niño, argues that the important work of transitioning away from fossil fuels in the future should be financed by developing the country’s hydrocarbons today.
Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (TSX: GTE) announced its financial and operating results for the first quarter 2019. The company reported increase in its production and development activities in Colombia play a key role in achieving it.