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Ecuador’s government declares force majeure on oil sector due to advancing erosion in Amazon region

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Government of Ecuador said today that it declared force majeure on its crude oil exports and production contracts after ongoing erosion in its Amazon region forced a halt to pump in two pipelines last week.

The declaration will allow the implementation of action and contingency plans to minimize the measure's impact, the Energy Ministry said in a statement.

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The decision is taken because the advance of the erosion in the Piedra Fina river . . .

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