Colombia Energy

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How were the challenges faced by Colombia’s electricity sector in 2016 handled in an efficient way, and what lessons were learned?

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Colombia 2017

For a country with three Andean mountain chains and a history of gold and silver production, mining has remained a relatively small contributor to the modern Colombian economy. Between 2012 and 2015 the sector contributed around 2% to GDP and 20% of exports, with the vast majority coming from two giant coal projects: the Cerrejón mine in La Guajira department and La Loma mine in César...

Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Colombia 2017

The Colombian energy sector can look forward to increased investment in 2017 and 2018. With a crisis in the electricity sector narrowly avoided, the government is reassessing its strategy to improve energy security. In the hydrocarbons segment, 2017 will see major investments in offshore exploration, which represents the best possibility for the country to maintain energy self-sufficiency,...

Following a landmark peace agreement and a late-2016 tax reform package, 2017 looks to be a year of significant promise for Colombia. The country has been in recovery since the 2014 collapse in oil prices, which predominantly affected exports, government revenues and the exchange rate. However, with the external sector acting as a shock absorber, the authorities helped ensure that domestic demand was able to pick up some of the slack.

El incremento de las exploraciones y el despliegue de tecnologías de recuperación mejorada de petróleo (EOR, por sus siglas en inglés) en los campos petrolíferos más envejecidos para impulsar su output podría ayudar al sector energético colombiano a expandirse aún más, luego de que la principal empresa petrolera del país volviese a presentar rentabilidad.

La vulnerabilidad hacia el cambio climático ha impulsado a Colombia a acelerar las inversiones en energía eólica y solar. 

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