Production Reduced from Colombia's Cano Limon Pipeline

The cause of an electric shortage, which has reduced output at Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline by about 30 percent, has been blamed on a bomb attack by rebels. The pipeline produces 100,000 barrels per day. The bomb attack took place over the weekend.

The pipeline is operated by U.S. oil company, Occidental. The Cano Limon field is located in Colombia's eastern province of Arauca. A group of U.S. Special Forces are based in Arauca to train Colombian troops to protect the 500-mile pipeline, which serves the Cano Limon oilfield.