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.
This week Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos took to campaigning for the peace process, one of the foremost issues that will make or break his upcoming reelection bid next year.
It is a stereotype that rolls easily off the tongue: the Colombian royalty rate is 20%. Data from 1Q13 shown above shows that it is not. The bars represent the average royalty rate for the top producing departments (excluding X Factors paid on E&P contracts) and the figures displayed on the bars themselves is average daily production in thousands of barrels per day.
ProductionMinMinas recently published its detailed file with production by field, which allows us to do graphs like the above, looking at the growth in production by department.
An association of around 600 fishermen says that offshore exploration near the city of Cartagena is advancing without their input or consultation.