The government filed a project to discuss the country’s general budget for next year, and authorities are looking for alternatives to guarantee these resources. Alberto Carrasquilla, Minister of Finance (MinHacienda), spoke about the role of the oil sector to guarantee this budget.
Inhabitants of Barrancabermeja (Santander) were able to learn about the technical and environmental aspects involved in the development of unconventional projects, during the Association’s educational session.
Alberto Carrasquilla, Minister of Finance (MinHacienda), presented the project for the 2020 General Budget, a week ago. The third and fourth commissions of the Senate and House of Representatives will discuss this project, but this document has already begun to generate controversy.
The Colombian government has initiated a strategy to boost the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the country, but concerns about loss of self-sufficiency continue. María Fernanda Suarez, Minister of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia), talked to the possibility of importing natural gas and the need for a new regasification plan in the Pacific.
The private sector is developing an ambitious project to build a new refinery in the country. The project received the resources needed through V.I.P Group International, a private investment fund in the US, and the construction phase could begin soon.