Line extension part of Colombian production surge

John Skalski Oleoducto Central S.A. Santafé de Bogatá, Columbia Shipments began this month along Oleoducto Central S.A. (Ocensa), the nearly 500 mile (800 km ), 30 and 36-in. oil pipeline from central Colombia (Fig. 1 [25,746]) to a Caribbean Sea export site. Start-up follows installation of 700 km of new pipeline (Phase 2) to complement a 100-km segment installed in 1993-94 (Phase 1). Volumes approaching 320,000 b/d are departing the initial Cusiana pump station for the trip to the Cove?as terminal and offshore tanker-loading facility. At full capacity by yearend, the new Ocensa system will combine with another 24-in. oil pipeline to carry 556,000 b/d ...

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