A worker helps clean up an oil spill

More attacks on Colombia’s Caño Limón pipeline

BOGOTÁ, November 14, 2018 – Ecopetrol’s Caño Limón pipeline has suffered four bombings since Friday in the departments of Boyacá, Arauca and Norte de Santander, causing water contamination due to oil spills, local media reported Tuesday.


The NOC has started implementing contingency plans to mitigate environmental damage, including installing barriers in waterways to prevent the further spread of crude and alerting nearby municipalities. Pipeline repair works have also begun.

As of Wednesday, Ecopetrol had not publicly named the assailants, but military sources have said members of the guerrilla National Liberation Army are behind the bombings.

The most recent incident in Arauca on Monday marked the 82nd time this year that the pipeline has been sabotaged.

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