From the Field
Two Ecopetrol pipelines bombed in Colombia
BOGOTA, February 13, 2019 – Ecopetrol’s Mansoya Orito and Caño Limón-Coveñas pipelines have been attacked in Colombia’s Putumayo and Norte de Santander departments, respectively, international media reported Tuesday.
Neither of the pipelines had been operating at the time of the incidents; however, the attack on Mansoya Orito caused a fire and the damage to Caño Limón-Coveñas resulted in a crude spill, Reuters said.
Ecopetrol has not publicly named the assailants, but members of the guerrilla National Liberation Army may be behind the bombings.