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Q&A

How Europe's proposed oil ban impacts refined product markets, specifically diesel, and why Latin America in particular is positioned to lose out. 

Implications of the Russian War in Ukraine on Latin America’s Energy Sector
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Global Energy Dialogue

A conversation among Senior Research Scholars Dr. Mauricio Cardenas and Dr. Luisa Palacios, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow Juan Carlos Jobet, about the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine on Latin America’s energy sector.

Venezuela Oil Sanctions: Not an Easy Fix
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Commentary

The unexpected visit of a US government delegation to Caracas for talks with Nicolas Maduro on March 5th has led to speculation that sanctions on the Maduro regime could be lifted and that a rapid ramp up of Venezuelan oil production and export could result.

How the ESG Investing Framework Applies to National Oil Companies: Workshop Report
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Global Energy Dialogue

On November 16, the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at Columbia University SIPA convened a private workshop to discuss the applicability of the current ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) investing framework on national oil companies (NOCs).

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Commentary

The rise of ESG investing—investment focused on environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and corporate governance—in the 21st century has created significant pressures on oil companies. 

National Oil Companies and the Energy Transition: Ecopetrol's Acquisition of an Electric Transmission Company
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Commentary

This commentary explores recent moves by Colombian national oil company Ecopetrol to adapt to the energy transition, especially its bid to acquire a majority stake in Interconexión Eléctrica SA (ISA), an electricity transmission company, for 14.2 trillion Colombian pesos (equal to about $3.6 billion).