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Colombia's Ecopetrol, environmental bodies team up to reduce carbon emissions

Bogota, Apr 10 (EFE).- Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation. The project, led by Ecopetrol, Natural National Parks of Colombia and the Natura Foundation, will be carried out at reserves, national parks, buffer zones and rural areas of the northern provinces of Antioquia, Santander, Norte de Santander and Boyaca.

Colombia's Ecopetrol, environmental bodies team up to reduce carbon emissions

Bogota, Apr 10 (EFE).- Colombian environmental bodies and state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol unveiled seven joint initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation. The project, led by Ecopetrol, Natural National Parks of Colombia and the Natura Foundation, will be carried out at reserves, national parks, buffer zones and rural areas of the northern provinces of Antioquia, Santander, Norte de Santander and Boyaca.

Colombia marks 2nd major oil find in a week

Bogota, Dec 9 (EFE).- Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol and Canada-based Talisman Energy said Monday that they discovered an estimated 1.3 billion barrels of oil in the central province of Meta, the Andean nation's second major petroleum find in five days. Around 10 percent of the oil detected in the Akacias area is commercially recoverable, the companies said in a regulatory filing. Ecopetrol holds 55 percent of Akacias, while the rest is in Talisman's hands. Akacias' proven reserves amount to 35 million barrels, Ecopetrol said.

Colombia's Ecopetrol says promising oil block commercially viable

Bogota, Dec 5 (EFE).- Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol on Thursday declared the commercial viability of the Eastern Cano Sur block, which is expected to yield 25,000 barrels of crude per day by mid-2016. Ecopetrol said in a press release that the "initial declaration could incorporate 1P (proven) reserves estimated in 22.4 million barrels of crude (including royalties)."

Colombia, Jamaica refineries to import fuel, Peru exports: tenders

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Colombia's oil company Ecopetrol <ECO.CN> and its Cartagena refinery launched a tender to buy two cargoes of jet fuel and ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD) to be received at Mamonal port, according to tender documents seen on Wednesday by Reuters. With the autumn refining maintenance season approaching to its peak in November and regional demand growing, several refineries in Latin America are looking for finished fuels to buy until the end of the year.

Chinese firms to star in upcoming Brazil oil auction

Chinese oil giants CNOOC and CNPC will be in pole position in next week's first auction of deep-water concessions in Brazil's coveted Libra oilfield, experts say. Making Monday's auction highly anticipated is Libra's estimated eight to 12 billion barrels of recoverable crude, which translates into nearly a million barrels a day production for five years, according to Brazil's National Petroleum Agency.

Explosions knock out Colombia's Ecopetrol pipelines, some wells

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol <ECO.CN> said three bomb attacks in northern regions late on Monday shut some of its pipelines and wells, a day after it reported the shutdown of the country's No. 2 crude oil pipeline.

Workers expanding Colombia's Cartagena oil refinery go on strike

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Construction workers expanding Colombia's biggest oil refinery went on strike on Friday in a dispute over a pay, halting the $6.47 billion project but leaving refining operations unaffected. The stoppage is the first in the country's oil sector in nine years, though labor disruption has been widespread this year in the country's coal mining sector, with weeks-long stoppages at the two biggest producers of the mineral.

Colombian protesters block oil drilling for 6 months

Guamal, Colombia, Aug 22 (EFE).- Residents of communities in the east-central Colombian province of Meta marked the six-month anniversary of a peaceful protest to block state oil company Ecopetrol from drilling a well near a large aquifer. Inhabitants of Guamal, Humadea, Castilla la Nueva and Acacias have barred access to the Lorito 1 well to protest planned drilling that they say will endanger the ecosystem and public health.

Explosions shut down Colombia's No. 2 oil pipeline

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two explosions have shut down Colombia's 80,000 barrel-per-day Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said on Friday, with a military source describing them as attacks carried out by leftist rebels. The explosions on Colombia's No. 2 pipeline, used by U.S. oil producer Occidental and owned by Ecopetrol, had no immediate impact on crude production or exports in Latin America's No. 4 oil producer, according to a media official at Ecopetrol.
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