The government has taken measures to increase gas and oil reserves

Furthermore, the Government will strive to reconvert the pipeline infrastructure to optimize its use.

To these strategies are added points for strengthening the areas, identifying undeveloped discovered resources and developing programs to promote overcoming the contingencies.

Energy unions have already started to speak out about the fall in energy prices. Bookingsone of them is the Colombian Natural Gas Association (Naturgas) with its chairmanto Luz Stella Murgaswho urged that immediate solutions be sought to avoid energy shortages.

“The country must commit to maintaining its energy sovereignty. Colombia has discovered significant potential for gas reserves, and today’s results represent an urgent call to increase exploratory activities and accelerate the development of these resources. It is the only alternative to increase reserves and increase self-sufficiency for all consumers. “Colombia has gas, and without drilling wells our reserves will not increase,” he stated. Luz Stella Murgas, Chairman of Naturgas.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, the president of the National Association of Manufacturing Companies (Andeg), Alejandro Castañedaargued that it is a matter of concern that is almost very serious.

“If we continue to consume the same as today, we will run out of gas in 6.1 years, and right now it is very complicated, since we, the thermal power stations“We are the largest consumers of gas in the country, so in that scenario we make the decision to invest, expand or build a new plant, and what they tell you is that there is no gas,” Castañeda said.

In this sense, he added that the import of gas It’s still a variable that solves part of the problem, but it can’t be the only one.

“It is necessary to walk the path of exploration,” he said. Alejandro Castañeda.

For his part, the former Minister of Mines and Energy, Amylkar Acosta, told this medium that the numbers do not lie, as this ANH report shows that in terms of hydrocarbon self-sufficiency, it is “going from brown to” dark. all while the specter of crude oil imports and increased natural gas imports continues to haunt us.

“The only way to avoid this is to encourage exploration by signing new exploration and production contracts, because the only way to stop the decline in reserves is to add more barrels to the oil reserves and more gigapies to the gas reserves, and that alone is possible. With more exploration, no other formula has been invented and that is what all countries with significant hydrocarbon prospects in the rest of the world have done,” Acosta said.

Source: El heraldo