World

 

Español

 

Guyana


Trinidad
& Tobago

 






Very usefull links



PW
Bookstore





News links

AP

AFP

Aljazeera

Dow Jones

Oil price

Reuters

Bloomberg

Views and News
from
Norway

 

 

 

 

First fracking could start in late 2021 -Colombia's energy minister

The Dialog
S
Mesa spoke at an event at the Inter-American Dialogue

- Colombia to sign first contracts in November
- Government to evaluate pilot projects before elections

By Sheky Espejo/Platts

MEXICO CITY
Petroleumworld 10 07 2020

The first fracking in Colombia could come by the end of 2021, after companies obtain necessary environmental permits, energy minister Diego Mesa said Oct. 6

The Colombian government expects to sign the first contracts for pilot projects in November and December and complete environmental impact assessments in the first half of 2021, Mesa said during a webinar organized by The Dialogue, a not-for-profit organization.

If this goes as planned, the government of Ivan Duque "will be able to evaluate the pilot projects before the end of his term, which is August 2022," Mesa said.

Named minister of energy and mining in June, Mesa spoke about Colombia's transition towards cleaner sources of energy and the efforts the country is conducting to push power generation using renewable technologies.

Colombia's oil and gas industry has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting decline in both domestic and international demand for its mostly heavy crudes. Its crude production averaged 742,091 b/d in August, down 16% from the year-ago month.

Colombia is also working to reduce its dependence of coal, Mesa said. Colombia is the world's fifth-largest coal exporter.

umworld.com Copyright ©2020 Petroleumworld.

TOP

Contact: editor@petroleumworld.com,

Editor & Publisher:Elio Ohep /
Contact Email: editor@petroleumworld.com

CopyRight © 1999-2020, Elio Ohep A. - All Rights Reserved. Legal Information

PW in Top 100 Energy Sites

CopyRight©1999-2020, Petroleumworld   / Elio Ohep - All rights reserved

This site is a public free site and it contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of business, environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have chosen to view the included information for research, information, and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission fromPetroleumworld or the copyright owner of the material.