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Colombian FARC rebels blast major oil pipeline

Monday, July 23, 2012


FARC guerrillas attacked the Caño Limon-Coveñas oil pipeline, Colombia's largest, halting its operation early on Sunday morning and causing a crude oil spill that affected three towns in Arauca province, on the border with Venezuela.

Colombia's state-owned oil company Ecopetrol, announced that due to the attack they had shut down the Arauca and Arauquita aqueducts, two of the points affected along with Saravena.

The pipeline transports some 80,000 barrels of crude produced in the Caño Limon field in Arauca to the port of Coveñas on the Caribbean Sea, from where it is exported.

Source: Fox News