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Rebels strike new blow at Colombia oil industry

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Suspected FARC guerrillas blew up a stretch of the Transandino oil pipeline over the weekend near Tumaco, a city on Colombia's Pacific coast, halting the flow of crude.

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, fighters used dynamite to blow up the pipeline.

"Ecopetrol's contingency plan has been activated and we are activating the municipal plan to deal with the risk of pollution from the crude," Tumaco's mayor said.

Source: Efe