Headlines July 27th – August 2nd

Where is the gas consumption trend heading?

Nothing seems to be 100% sure in the natural gas industry. Will a recent call for comments from the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) on a planned resolution regarding planning for future gas consumption trends help clear things up?

Find out what is going on with the Colombian oil and gas markets.

MinMinas presents 10 benefits for mining, hydrocarbons

The Minister of Mines and Energy Tomás González formally presented 10 measures designed to improve the competitiveness of the mining and hydrocarbons industry, pointing to their strategic role in the Colombian economy.

CREG ties propane prices to natural gas

The Energy and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG) has approved a change that allows Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) to fix propane cylinder prices based on the internal price of natural gas, a move which the propane distribution association Gasnova says will hurt Colombia’s poorest.

Peace Process week of June 29: Farc attacks wear at support for talks

The toll of the latest Farc offensive, one with grave environmental consequences, has shown itself in a recent Gallup poll which found that 46% of Colombians support a military-led approach to defeating the Farc, one percentage point above those who favor negotiations.

Trust Consulting’s Ernesto Borda: Can Colombia’s pipelines be kept safe?

We think Ernesto Borda is one of the clearest observers of the social and security challenges in Colombia’s countryside. His firm, Trust Consulting, helps companies in the extractive sector manage the complex political, social and security environment where they operate. With both guerrilla groups stepping up their actions against pipeline infrastructure we wanted to hear what he thought about the drivers and what might be done.

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