EP PetroEcuador Continues With Preventive Pipeline Work

(Energy Analytics Institute, 8.Apr.2021) — One year after the rupture of the Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline System (SOTE), the Shushufindi-Quito Products Pipeline, operated by EP PetroEcuador, and the Heavy Crude Oil Pipeline (OCP), operated by OCP Ecuador SA, state entity EP PetroEcuador continues with work to prevent and mitigate damages caused by the regressive erosion that affects the San Rafael sector, the provincial border between Napo and Sucumbíos, and where a force majeure event occurred due to this natural phenomenon on December 7 April 2020.

Approximately $10.5mn has been invested to build six variants and a bypass of the SOTE, PetroEcuador announced 8 April 2021 in an official statement.

Another $1.5mn has been invested in the Shushufindi-Quito Product Pipeline on three variants, removal of affected pipeline and other works, in addition to word on a fourth variant that is under construction, EP PetroEcuador general manager Gonzalo Maldonado said in the statement.

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