Latest Cartagena, Colombia Stories

2014-09-05 12:20:39

LONDON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the inaugural Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum in Malta in 2008, increasing cruise passengers numbers have continued to demonstrate that the concept of winter cruising to warmer climes continues to grow from strength to strength, with a growing number of cruise lines adding these itineraries to their programmes. As well as the promise of more moderate temperatures, the other key appeal for travellers is the reduced number of tourists at key...

2009-11-30 16:00:00

BOGOTA, Colombia, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC) attaches hereto an announcement made by its subsidiary, Refineria de Cartagena S.A., on November 25, 2009 regarding the appointment of Chicago, Bridge & Iron (CB&I) as the leading contractor for the expansion of the Cartagena Refinery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090209/ARM001LOGO ) Ecopetrol is Colombia's largest integrated oil company and is among the top 40 oil companies in...

2009-10-22 20:17:00

BOGOTA, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. attaches hereto an announcement made by its subsidiary Refineria de Cartagena S.A. on October 21, 2009 regarding the project to expand and modernize the Cartagena refinery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090209/ARM001LOGO ) Ecopetrol is Colombia's largest integrated oil company and is among the top 40 oil companies in the world and the four largest oil companies in Latin America. Besides Colombia, where it...

2009-02-04 20:43:04

Recording artist Marc Anthony will perform during a short concert tour in Colombia, featuring stops at the annual Manizales festival and in Cartagena. Colombia Reports said the performer is expected to arrive in Colombia Thursday. It was unclear whether his singer-actress wife, Jennifer Lopez, planned to accompany him. Anthony reportedly requested that a Playstation 3 game system and a nearly life-size statue of Jesus Christ be placed in his dressing rooms during his stay in the country.

2007-11-28 09:00:53

CB&I (NYSE:CBI) announced that it has been awarded a contract by Refinería de Cartagena S.A. for a refinery expansion project in Cartagena, Colombia. CB&I will perform the engineering, procurement and construction on the expansion project, including adding 14 new processing units. The expansion is designed to increase processing capacity at the fully integrated oil refinery from 80,000 barrels of crude oil per day to a total capacity of 150,000 barrels per...

2006-01-26 14:08:19

By Jason Webb CARTAGENA, Colombia (Reuters) - Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez wouldn't travel to Wales to the Hay literary festival -- so the annual bookfest dubbed "the Woodstock of the mind" has gone to him in his native Colombia. The idea of bringing an offshoot of the festival held in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye to the beautiful, colonial walled city of Cartagena was suggested by Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, who told festival founder Peter Florence that that was the only...

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