FARC Steps Up Attacks On Colombian Energy Infrastructure

After a lull since 2008, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have resumed attacks on Colombia’s oil infrastructure, launched 14 attacks this year alone on a major pipeline run by Ecopetrol SA (ECOPETL), which carries about 70,000 barrels a day of crude to the Caribbean coast. Output declined by 4.8% from January to February as a result of attacks, while the latest attack on 18 March forced ECOPETL to shut down the 771-kilometer pipeline to make repairs. The day before, FARC guerillas reportedly killed 11 soldiers guarding a roadway…

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