Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez in Caracas Nov. 2 to strengthen bilateral diplomatic and trade relations. The leaders signed energy agreements that include resumed gasoline shipments from PDVSA to Colombian border states. The leaders also resolved to restart evaluations to build two new pipelines. How significant are renewed ties between Venezuela and Colombia for each country's energy sector? What does each country stand to gain? Will the benefits of cooperation on energy matters help keep the countries' fragile bilateral relations on track?
Inter-American Dialogue's Latin American Energy Advisor. "How Will Renewed Energy Ties Affect Venezuela and Colombia?." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_dialog/31