Skip to comments.Colombia reaches sustained production of over a million barrels of oil per day
Posted on 02/06/2013 7:59:07 PM PST by JerseyanExile
Colombia announced that it produced an average of 1.01 million barrels of oil per day in January, marking the first time that average crude output for a month surpassed the one million-barrel mark that the government had set as a target for the country's oil industry.
Last month's figure was more than 7% higher than the 944,000 barrels a day produced in January 2012, the Mines and Energy Ministry said in a statement. For all of 2012, average oil output stood at 940,000 barrels of oil per day, which represents a 3.16% increase from 2011. Colombia has seen its oil production more than double in the past seven years as market-friendlier tax and royalty rates and the government's success in taking back territory once controlled by Marxist guerrillas have helped attract foreign investment.
The leftist rebels remain a threat, however, and have continued to attack oil infrastructure, which made the government's goal a tough target to reach in 2012.
A two-month-old cease fire linked to peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, allowed production to increase sharply in December and January.
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The leftist rebels remain a threat, however, and have continued to attack oil infrastructure...The Demagogic Party leads the fight to deny Columbia favored trade status, while extending it to despotates like Beijing; and in order to fight the drug gangs, Columbia needs military aid, which the Demagogic Party opposes. And, what are their FR nicks?
The FT agreement is in place. We need to exploit it and help this country grow. Dems are despicable and anti-human.