This book, covering the period since 1920, attempts to answer Colombia's failure to properly utilize its vast reserves of coal, hydroelectricity, and petroleum. It examines Colombia's policies concerning a broad range of representative energy development projects.

chapter |2 pages


part One|95 pages

Petroleum and Natural Gas

chapter 1|12 pages

The First Nationalistic Campaign

chapter 3|16 pages

New Winds

chapter 4|20 pages

The Oil Companies Counterattack

chapter 5|12 pages

The Last Nationalistic Backlash

chapter 6|17 pages

The Final Outcome

part Two|109 pages


chapter 7|10 pages

The U.S Utilities in Colombia

chapter 8|12 pages

The Private Colombian Utilities at Bay

chapter 9|11 pages

From Municipal to Central State Action

chapter 10|25 pages

The Decisive Clashes

chapter 11|13 pages

Slowing Down the State

chapter 12|19 pages

Toward a National Electrical System

chapter 13|13 pages

In the Provinces and the Countryside

part Three|23 pages


chapter 14|14 pages

Coal: Ebb and Flow

chapter |7 pages