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March 24, 2022
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Meet the Ecuadorian Fugitive and Troll Creator Behind Colombia’s Far-Left Presidential Candidate

Gustavo Petro, who became the official candidate of the left for the presidential elections in Colombia, has a series of …

February 24, 2022

Ecuador: Oil spill in Amazon rainforest ‘could have been avoided’

More than a million litres of oil spilled in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador after a pipeline ruptured on January …

February 24, 2022

Ecuador says mining exports nearly doubled in value in 2021 to $2 bln

QUITO, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Ecuador’s mining exports in 2021 nearly doubled in value from the previous year to $2.09 …

February 24, 2022

Ecuador’s justice will investigate the sale of Pacific National Bank during the government of Rafael Correa

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso has ordered an investigation into the sale of Pacific National Bank, a financial institution subsidiary of …

February 7, 2022

Ecuadorian authorities speak of “major disaster” following oil spill last week

An oil spill in Ecuador in late January has been spreading over the past few days throughout the Yasuní area …

February 7, 2022

Ecuador pipeline will take longer to restart due to new damage -operator

QUITO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – OCP Ecuador, operator of the South American country’s private oil pipeline, said on Tuesday that …

February 7, 2022

Ecuador private pipeline operator suspends pumping crude following burst

QUITO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – OCP Ecuador, the operator of Ecuador’s privately held heavy crude pipeline, suspended pumping crude on …

February 7, 2022
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Oil spill sprays crude into Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest

The private company that runs an oil pipeline in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest stopped pumping oil Saturday after a rupture in the pipeline, …

September 25, 2021

Campo Amistad: Ecuador considers an offshore oil round in 2022

So far, two companies have shown interest in the concession of the ntural gas field, located in the Gulf of …

September 23, 2021

Petroecuador completes repair work at Esmeraldas Refinery

Maintenance work began on April 7, 2020, after the Esmeraldas Refinery went out of operations due to a failure in …

September 23, 2021

Ecuador expects 4 major mining projects to start up by 2025

QUITO, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Ecuador expects four major mining projects to start production by the end of President Guillermo …

September 16, 2021

Ecuador will increase 8% of its oil production this year

QUITO (AP) — Ecuador will increase oil production by about 40,000 barrels a day through December of this year, or …