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Caribe pipeline (Olecar) Suspended

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Early Works
Advanced design and engineering
Start: 11/2011
Completion: 02/2014
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 02/2014
Completion: 05/2015
Project Details


The 76cm pipeline will connect Puerto Bahía's facilities with Colombia's main crude oil export terminal in Coveñas on the Caribbean coast. The project will also include a pumping station at Coveñas with capacity of 300,000b/d. The pipeline also will include a direct connection between Puerto Bahía and the Cartagena Refinery (Reficar). The first stage will have capacity of 170,000b/d. Capacity will be increased to 300,000b/d with eight pumping stations.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Caribe pipeline (Olecar)
Project Type
Midstream, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Onshore, Transport
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
 Oil & Gas Pipelines
170,000  b/d (barrels per day)  Transport

The oil pipeline will run from Coveñas port, in Colombia’s Sucre department, to Puerto Bahía in Barú, in Bolívar department.

* The coordinates indicated on the map represent an intermediate point between the start and end of the project.

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