Venezuela Will Deliver the Gas It Owes to Colombia
Energy attorney Inés Elvira Vesga was interviewed by El Colombiano about the Venezuelan government's plans to pay the natural gas debt it owes Colombia. For years, it was assumed that the neighboring country would not pay its debt, but the Minister of Mines and Energy, Irene Vélez, announced that payment is on the way. Ms. Vesga spoke about the investment in the gas pipeline with a length of 225 kilometers and that connects the points of Punta Ballenas in La Guajira, Colombia, with the eastern coast of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.
"The assembly of the tube was part of an energy interconnection plan between the two countries and was considered strategic for Colombia to have a backup source in case of shortages, and an infrastructure to export if new reserves were found," she explained.