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Are Expectations for Colombia's Oil Sector Too Optimistic?

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Title: Are Expectations for Colombia's Oil Sector Too Optimistic?
Author: Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor
Subject(s): Latin America
North America
South America
United States
Colombia
Peru
Ecuador
China
Brazil
Energy
Development
Oil
Gas
Industry
Abstract: In February, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim said he was actively looking to boost investment in Colombia due to its burgeoning oil industry. Meanwhile, the United States Export-Import Bank approved nearly $1 billion in financing for Colombia's state-run energy company Ecopetrol, identifying the country as one of nine emerging economies that offer the United States a greater opportunity for export sales. Are expectations about Colombia's oil and gas industry justified or overly optimistic? What opportunities does the country offer that make it a desirable place to invest in the energy industry? How can the government boost investment to that sector? How does it compare to other oil-rich Latin American countries such as Brazil? Experts discuss what they think about this topic.
Date: 2011-02-28
Publisher: Inter-American Dialogue
Citation: Inter-American Dialogue s Latin American Energy Advisor, February 28- March 04, 2011; pp. 1, 3, 6.
Description: Copyright © 2011, Inter-American Dialogue, used with permission from the publishers
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/19581
Available at: http://www.thedialogue.org

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