Colombia: Opening a new chapter

Strides taken by two consecutive governments to address security risks and promote a pro-business stance have done much to boost Colombia’s oil and gas sector. Pauline McCallion reports on new opportunities in the market

Emerging markets - Colombia

Colombia has become a more accessible play for both oil and gas (O&G) producers and investors in recent years. A decline in the number of guerilla attacks that once threatened operators' employees and infrastructure has created a more welcoming atmosphere, in concert with the pro-business stance adopted by the former government under president Álvaro Uribe Vélez, and accelerated by current president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, Uribe's former defence minister, who assumed office on August 7

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