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Colombia reaches deal over blocked pipeline

Friday, May 2, 2014


A Colombian oil pipeline owned by state-run Ecopetrol will be repaired after the government reached a deal with the U'wa indigenous community who blocked access to a damaged section for more than a month.

The 780-km Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline has been offline since a bomb attack by leftist guerrillas on March 25.

Engineers have been unable to access the site due to a blockade by the U'wa who demand the pipeline be re-routed away from their area and that a nearby hydrocarbons project be scrapped.

Source: Reuters