Between January and June 2019, Colombian natural gas production reached 1.040 million cubic feet per day (mpcd), 8.6% more than in the same period of 2018, when a production of 957 mpcd was recorded. The greatest growth is thermal consumption, predictable in the face of the seasonality of the child’s phenomene.
Specifically during the month of June, average natural gas production stood at 1,042 million cubic feet per day, an increase of 0.6% compared to the same month in 2018 (1,036 mpcpd), and an increase of 1.77% compared to May 2019 (1,024 mpcd) due to u demand.
“The increase in natural gas production demonstrates the effectiveness of the industry’s reactivation plan to continue to drive investment, job creation and energy transformation with the use of cleaner fuels. Our commitment is to work for the increase in gas reserves that today are 9.8 years old so that more Colombians can access this service,” said the Minister of Mines and Energy, María Fernanda Suárez.
Among the fields that increased its gas production in the country, in June, are the following: Chuchupa (Guajira), Kananaskis (Casanare), Cañahuate, Clarinet, Nelson and Palmer (Córdoba).
Meanwhile, crude oil production in the first half of the year was 892,338 barrels on average per day, a variation of 4.28% per day from the first six months of 2018, when production of 855,748 daily average barrels was recorded.
In particular, an average natural gas production of 892,188 barrels per day was achieved in June, representing an increase of 3.3% compared to the same month in 2018 (863,538 barrels) and a variation of -0.26% compared to May 2019 (894,518 barrels).
This decrease is due to lower natural gas production from the Tigana, Tua and Calona (Tauramena-Casanare), Pauto Sur Recetor (Yopal-Casanare), Acordionero (San Martín-Cesar), Cohembi (Puerto Assisi-Putumayo), Castilla Norte (Castilla La Nueva-Meta) and Chichimene SW (Acacías-Meta).
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