The Government insists: no new oil exploitation will be promoted

The Government insists: no new oil exploitation will be promoted

This Friday, October 7, within the framework of the Naturgas Congress, the Deputy Minister of Energy, Belizza Ruiz, stated that the The Government will not promote further exploitation or new exploration of hydrocarbons.

The deputy minister’s comment comes after, at this same event, the director in charge of the National Hydrocarbons Agency, Andrés Bitar, said that there was 183 current exploration and exploitation contracts.

In other words, to the extent that this new exploration gives positive results, they will be able to produce in these blocks.

However, Ruiz assured that “there will be no more exploitation or new exploration. I don’t know what is not clear from that sentence”.

Likewise, he commented, in relation to the possibility of import gas from Venezuela, that Colombia will not deny the development of trade relations without depending, in energy terms, on those countries.

Talk in which the Deputy Minister of Energy, Belizza Ruiz, participated.

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And he asserted that “we are not going to stay in a discourse that gas is part of the transition”, despite the fact that the president Gustavo Petro said, at the opening of the Congress of Naturgas, that gas would indeed be positive and necessary in the energy transition.

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