Petroproduccion Loses 2,000b Due to Protests

The Petroproduccion subsidiary of Ecuador's state oil company, Petroecuador, has lost more than 2,000b crude as a result of protests by workers in oil service companies, Petroecuador said in a statement.

Strikes started on the morning of February 13.

Service companies Julcosur and Monet allegedly failed to pay workers, who in turn have blocked personnel from accessing Petroproduccion's Sacha and Shushufindi fields in the Amazon region.

Petroproduccion VP Oscar Garzon has called for a series of urgent meetings between workers and company representatives to resolve the situation.

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