Colombian National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH)

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The National Hydrocarbons Agency, or Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos (ANH) was created in 2003 as part of President Alvaro Uribe's reform of the regulator model in the Colombian energy sector.[1]


The ANH took over the role previously held by state energy firm Ecopetrol.

Its functions now include the auctioning of exploration licenses to oil companies and the gathering of seismic data, which it then to companies participating in bidding rounds.[1]

External Links

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colombia's Energy RenaissanceCouncil of the Americas, December 2010.