Ecuador Pipeline Shut-in Due to Rupture

The Transecuadorean Pipeline or SOTE, was shut in earlier this week to due to a rupture in the line caused by a landslide in the eastern Amazon jungle. The rupture in the pipeline occurred approximately 60 miles east of Quito. In November of last year the volcano El Reventador erupted leaving debris that when mixed with heavy rainfall caused the landslide. Repairs to the pipeline are expected to take five to eight days to complete. The pipeline has a maximum capacity of 400,000 barrels per day.