Colombia’s first fracking could start in late 2021: energy minister

The first fracking in Colombia could come by the end of 2021, after companies obtain necessary environmental permits, energy minister Diego Mesa said. The Colombian government expects to sign the first contracts for pilot projects in November and December and complete environmental impact assessments in the first half of 2021. If this goes as planned, the government of Ivan Duque “will be able to evaluate the pilot projects before the end of his term, which is August 2022,” Mesa said.

Source: S&P Global