Ecuador: Military locates clandestine oil operation connected to national pipeline

Posted on September 11, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Oil / mcahine translated – An intelligence patrol of the Corps of Engineers of the Army revealed an underground underground installation in the Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline System (SOTE) of the state-owned Petroecuador in Sucumbíos. The finding, which was detected 1 km from the Lumbaquí station in the canton of Gonzalo Pizarro, consisted of a hose with valve and quick coupling of 1½ inch. Petroecuador, through a statement, said that the Security, Health and Environment (SSA) staff verified the novelty of the event. Also, Physical Security technicians made the complaint and urged compliance with the investigations. It is expected that the staff of the Prosecutor’s Office will go to the site on Sunday to corroborate the wrong and make the relevant complaint. The state oil company clarified in the document that “there is no oil spill or environmental pollution. Read Article

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