Most of the economic activity in Barrancabermeja in Colombia revolves around petroleum and farming activities.
Due to the presence of such a huge oil refinery, a fairly large number of gasoline cartels are also present in the city.
It was the Tropical Oil Company that had established the first oil extraction wells in this city of Colombia in the year 1922. This led to the foundation of the city known as Barrancabermeja of Colombia. The name was given by an extremely popular explorer known as Gonzalo Jimenez de Quezada. Ever since, Ecopetrol had acquired these oil refineries, the city of Barrancabermeja at Colombia had evolved into a major city housing a total of 214,192 occupants.
It takes approximately 2 hours to travel from the capital of Santander, Bucaramanga to Barrancabermeja by car. The residents of this city absolutely adore the melodious tunes of Vallenato and Caribbean music like Salsa, Puya, Fandango, Merengue and others.
The majority of the commercial activity is located near the river ports. The motor canoes bring in fish and other agricultural products like plaintain, maize, cassava and cacao fuel the economy of this city.