EP Petroecuador Detects Illegal Connection at Shushufindi Refinery

(Energy Analytics Institute, Piero Stewart, 15.Sep.2018) — EP Petroecuador detected a clandestine connection in the liquids line of the northern section of the gas capture station of the Shushufindi Refinery.

Technical personnel at the company immediately implemented a contingency plan to eliminate the illegal connection, which was detected on September 15, 2018, reported the state oil company in an official statement on its website.



Bolivia’s Morales Says Electricity Rates Will Not Rise

(Energy Analytics Institute, Ian Silverman, 15.Sep.2018) — Read my lips. Well, it wasn’t exactly like that.

However, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales clarified that electricity tariffs in the small land-locked South American county would not rise.

Domestic consumption is around 1,500 megawatts, while supply is around 2,100 megawatts, reported the daily La Razón, citing Morales.

No further details were revealed by the daily.