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Why Oil Firms Are Pumped About The Colombia Peace Deal

Decades of civil war have ravaged Colombia's environment and undermined opportunities at oil exploration. Now with peace looming, big and small firms alike are ready to pursue the government's "sustainable" energy plan.

Worker on petroleum platform in Colombia
Worker on petroleum platform in Colombia

BOGOTÁ After years of attacks and pipeline sabotage from Colombia's leftist guerrilla forces, and environmental protests of local activists and indigenous communities, the country's oil industry is smelling an opportunity with the historic peace deal between the government and the FARC to end half a century of civil war.

Just one figure may offer an idea of what big oil has lost in the government's battle against the forces of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC): Energy infrastructure like pipelines have been dynamited more than 2,500 times in the past three decades.

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