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Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline hit by bomb attack

Fri 5th March, 2021 1:54pm
BOGOTA, March 5 (Reuters) - Colombia's Cano Limon-Covenas
pipeline has been attacked with explosives, Cenit, a subsidiary
of the country's majority state-owned oil company Ecopetrol
 ECO.CN , said on Friday.
    Pumping on the pipeline was already halted for repairs
before the attack, a spokesperson said, and a restart will
depend on the armed forces securing the area and repairs being
finished.
    The attack - the 11th this year against oil infrastructure
in Arauca province - took place in rural Las Bancas, Cenit said
in a statement.
    A fly-over shows a crater with oil inside, the statement
said, but local communities and waterways are unaffected.
    The 480-mile (773-kilometer) long pipeline - which can
transport up to 210,000 barrels of crude oil per day - is
regularly attacked, sometimes causing fires or polluting rivers.
    The company did not attribute the attack to a specific
group. However, guerrillas from the National Liberation Army
(ELN) and former members of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed
Forces of Colombia (FARC) who reject a 2016 peace deal both
operate in the area.
    

 (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
 ((julia.cobb@thomsonreuters.com; +57-316-389-7187;))
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