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Oil Flow Halted at Colombia Pipeline Near Venezuela Border Following Attack

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Oil flow through Colombia’s Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline was suspended on Friday, January 22nd, after an attack with explosives started a fire, Cenit, a subsidiary of the country’s majority state-owned oil company Ecopetrol, said.

The attack took place in a rural area near the municipality of Saravena, in Colombia’s Arauca province, near the border with Venezuela.

The incident is the first major attack this year on the 480-mile (773-kilometer) long pipeline - which can transport up to 210,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Last year, there were 29 attacks . . .

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