|2020-03-19 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据3月17日Hydrocarbon processing报道，当前形势下，石油需求大幅下降，加上沙特和俄罗斯未能就减产协议达成一致，哥伦比亚国有石油公司Ecopetrol表示，已将投资计划削减了12亿美元。该公司预计2020年的投资额将在33亿至43亿美元之间，削减投资旨在保护生产、现金流和资产组合，并致力于社会投资。预计该公司今年的石油日产量仍在74.5万至76万桶油之间。
洪伟立 摘译自 Hydrocarbon processing
Colombia's Ecopetrol cuts 2020 planned investment by $1.2 B
Colombia’s majority state-owned oil company Ecopetrol has cut its planned investment for 2020 by $1.2 billion, the company said.
The oil and gas company now sees its 2020 investment at between $3.3 billion and $4.3 billion.
Oil companies have been affected by a heavy drop in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic and a price war started by Saudi Arabia and Russia after they failed to agree to extend their pact to cut output to support the market.
Ecopetrol’s updated investment plan, where it will invest in early-stage opportunities, is aimed at preserving its production and cash flow, safeguarding its investments and committing to social investments, the company said.
Ecopetrol will also cut costs by 2 trillion pesos ($487.81 million) through austerity measures that prioritize its operating activities and will restrict travel, sponsorship, and participating in events among other things, it said.
With regards to dividends, the company plans to pay all of the dividends to minority shareholders on April 23 but will pay just 14% of dividends to the majority holder. It will pay the rest of the dividends to the majority holder in the second half of the year, it said.
Shares in Ecopetrol have fallen 47.9% so far in 2020 and closed on Monday at 1,725 pesos each on the Colombian stock exchange.
Production for the year is still expected between 745,000 and 760,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day, the company said.