Future of oil and gas development in the Western Amazon

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The western Amazon — a vast region encompassing the Amazonian portions of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and western Brazil — is one of the world’s last high-biodiversity wilderness landscapes. It is also home to an active hydrocarbon (oil and gas) sector, characterized by operations in extremely remote areas that require new access routes.

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