Ecuador’s heavy-crude oil pipeline will restart pumping on Dec. 31 following maintenance to solve issues caused by erosion in the country’s Amazon region, while exports of Napo crude will begin on Jan. 3, crude transport company OCP Ecuador said on Wednesday. The government of President Guillermo Lasso declared force majeure over its oil exports and production contracts on Dec. 13 after ongoing erosion in the region forced a halt to pumping on the private OCP pipeline and the state-owned SOTE pipeline. read more “OCP Ecuador has managed to complete the construction of the bypass ahead of time and is ready to restart operations this December 31, a week earlier than initially planned,” the company said in a statement. The new bypass extends for […]