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California should eliminate oil extracted from Amazon rainforest -NGOs

Dec 02 2021

QUITO/SACRAMENTO California must eliminate or significantly reduce consumption of oil pumped from the Amazon rainforest to protect an ecosystem vital for curbing the effects of climate change, two advocacy groups said in a report on Thursday.

Colombia oil and gas auction gets 30 bids with estimated value of $148.5 mln

Dec 01 2021

BOGOTA, Dec 1 Colombia received bids for 30 blocks from seven companies during its latest oil and gas auction, the government said on Wednesday, as the Andean country looks to maintain energy self-sufficiency amid a drive to develop renewable sources.

Over 100 Colombia protesters suffered eye damage by police in 2021 marches -report

Nov 26 2021

BOGOTA Over 100 people in Colombia suffered eye damage at the hands of police during demonstrations that rocked the Andean country earlier this year, advocacy groups said in a report published on Friday.

Colombia targets 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent in new reserves by 2040

Nov 19 2021

BOGOTA Colombia will look to add 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) to its hydrocarbon reserves by 2040, Armando Zamora, president of the national hydrocarbons agency (ANH), said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Ecopetrol Q3 net profit surges to $983.4 mln on better oil prices

Nov 09 2021

BOGOTA, Nov 9 Colombian majority state-owned oil company Ecopetrol's third-quarter net profit surged to 3.81 trillion pesos ($983.4 million) on higher crude prices and structural changes implemented to meet recent industry challenges, the company said on Tuesday.

Exclusive-Colombia oil theft surges as smuggled gasoline dries up, data show

Nov 08 2021

BOGOTA Theft from oil pipelines in Colombia is booming as criminal gangs look to replace dwindling supplies of smuggled Venezuelan gasoline for use in the drug trade, as shown by data seen by Reuters from oil-pipeline operator Cenit and tax authorities.

Ecopetrol will not issue shares soon, will boost efforts to cut methane emissions -CEO

Nov 03 2021

BOGOTA Colombia's majority state-owned energy company Ecopetrol will not be issuing shares in the near future, chief executive Felipe Bayon said on Wednesday, while highlighting plans to tackle methane emissions.

Wildfires, logging turn protected forests into carbon emitters - report

Oct 28 2021

BOGOTA Some of the world's most protected forests are emitting more carbon than they absorb, driven by things like logging and wildfires, a new report said on Wednesday, with researchers alarmed that protected areas are contributing to climate change. | Video

Coal industry did not show potential of clean tech quickly enough -WCA boss

Oct 27 2021

BOGOTA The coal industry was not quick enough to explain the potential of clean technologies that can give the fossil fuel a place in a sustainable energy matrix, Michelle Manook, chief executive of the World Coal Association (WCA), told Reuters on Wednesday.

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