Economy & Business - April 2022

COLOMBIA: Opening the door to fracking?

In late March Colombia’s state-run oil company, Ecopetrol, was granted an environmental licence for the Kale project, a pilot fracking project located in Puerto Wilches, in the northeastern department of Santander. Whether or not this pilot project signals the start of a pivot towards large-scale fracking in Colombia may depend on the outcome of the May presidential election, with two of the main contenders signalling their opposition to the practice.

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