Colombian discount slowly disappearing

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ELN process takes a serious step backwards

The Farc process is officially in the post-conflict phase and, despite stories of implementation failures on both sides, the UN Secretary General has given this a clean bill of health. But peace with the ELN is an entirely different story. » Read More

2017 and 2018 in the mining and oil sectors in Colombia

Marianna Boza leads the extractive sector practice for Brigard Urrutia, one of Colombia’s leading local law firms. She has an extensive experience in the sector, having spent much of her career with international law firms acting as external counsel to PDVSA before coming to Colombia in 2014.  We thought her perspectives on the accomplishments of last year and expectations for 2018 might be interesting for our readers. ‘Hard’ mining is not petroleum, but the regulatory and political challenges are very similar. » Read More

Pipeline security incidents revised – Part 2 of 2

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Pipeline security incidents revised – Part I of 2

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Barranquilla: Colombia’s unexpected energy capital

A few weeks ago, we published a story about Barranquilla becoming a member of the World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP). I could not resist the temptation to make an ironic comment about being an ‘energy city’ without having produced a drop of oil. Camilo Morales, Energy Officer for the Mayor’s Office, asked for a chance to make the city’s case. » Read More

The Long Tail

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Fearless predictions

It is that time of year: vacations, family holidays, over-indulgence and long discussions about what might happen next year. As Managing Editor of Hydrocarbons Colombia, our predictions fall on my broad shoulders – and aging knees. » Read More

Gas and oil now tied

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Expo Oil and Gas 2017: Taking the industry temperature

The annual Expo Oil and Gas conference – now exclusively Campetrol’s – is a year-end ‘health check’ on how the industry is doing. Here are my impressions. » Read More