Pipeline grinding

Ecopetrol starts oil cleanup after pipeline attack

BOGOTÁ, November 9, 2018 – Colombian NOC Ecopetrol has launched clean-up efforts following the bombing of its Caño Limón pipeline for the 77th time this year, local media reported Thursday.


The attack resulted in crude spilling and contaminating about 1 kilometre of a nearby waterway, as well as a forest fire in the Boyacá department, Ecopetrol said in a tweet.

As of Friday, the assailants had not been publicly named, though members of the guerrilla National Liberation Army are suspected to be behind the attack.

This is the second time in a little more than two weeks that the Caño Limón pipeline has been bombed.

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