After the controversy generated by President Gustavo Petro’s proposal, to convert Ecopetrol as a PDVSA partner for the exploitation of fields gas and oil in VenezuelaPresident Gustavo Petro He came out in defense of what was presented after his meeting with his counterpart, Nicolás Maduro.
“We have not stopped oil and gas exploration in Colombia. And we are not going to explore in Venezuela. “I think the senator is confusing exploring with commercially exploiting a field,” said the president.
And it is precisely this response that he gave to the president to the criticism he received of the Senator David Luna who questioned his actions.
“The incoherence of President Gustavo Petro has no limits: it orders to stop oil exploration in Colombia, practically bankrupting our economy, but yesterday it announced that Ecopetrol will invest in extracting oil from Venezuela. What is the President playing? What he wants is to help perpetuate Maduro at the expense of Colombians who are paying more for gasoline every day,” said the senator.
However, in another tweet, the president assured that Everything goes hand in hand to promote Ecopetrol.
“We are going to value Ecopetrol. Every oil company today appreciates if: A. It maintains oil reserves and B. It transitions to clean energy,” he added.