Gas in Bolivia
The popular demand for public control of the nation’s gas and oil resources has been a long-standing one in Bolivia, and has been at the forefront of national politics for three years. In July 2004 more than 90% of the voters in a national referendum supported a measure to recover control of Bolivia’s gas and oil reserves. Nationalization was also a central pledge by President Evo Morales during the 2005 elections. On May 1, 2006 Morales, issued an executive decree declaring the “nationalization” of Bolivia’s oil and gas reserves.
- Oil and Gas Policy in Bolivia – Post Election Update, April 6, 2006
- Review of the May 1 Gas Decree
- Review of Foreign Media Coverage of the Decree
- What Are They Saying About the Decree? – A Summary of Initial Commentary on the May 1st Decree.