Company executives of the Cartagena Refinery say that striking construction workers are not affecting the current production in the plant, although it is pushing the expansion costs higher.
The Autonomous Corporation of Alto Magdalena (CAM) says that none of the 12 hydrocarbons transport firms operating in the department have a contingency plan approved by the regional authority.
The count went up to 28, the first rise in a month but still below recent and long-term averages. This was a below average week for non-armed forces reported/guerrilla-initiated incidents. Our 4-week Moving Average incident count was up to 24.0 incidents (breaking a streak of 9 straight declines) but the 52 week average was essentially stable at 38.6 incidents per week.
A meeting to discuss repairs to the Paz de Ariporo – Hermoso highway brought together the Paz de Ariporo mayor, the Casanare Department governor Marco Tulio Ruiz and community leaders, but reps from oil companies did not show up despite the community’s invitation.