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Summary Information

  • Source: Amazonas
  • Destination: Esmeraldas
  • Ownership: OCP
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  • Length: 506 kilometres (298 miles)
  • Capacity: 450,000 barrels of oil per day
  • Crude Type: Heavy

The Route

  • The transport of the OCP heavy crude begins with the arrival of the hydrocarbon-users through pipelines to the station side-Amazonas, 5 km from the city of Nueva Loja.
  • The OCP Marine Terminal, located in Punta Gorda, 15 km from the city of Esmeraldas is where the pipeline ends
  • The pipeline delivers crude to the Esmeraldas Refinery as well as for export

Pipeline Status

  • In operation

Other Information

  • The Amazonas Terminal has the ability to receive and store crude 1.2 million barrels of crude
  • The OCP Marine Terminal has the ability to receive and store crude 3.75 million barrels in their facilities.
  • Construction of the pipeline was controversial due to the potential impact on sensitive Amazon Forest areas


  • June 26, 2001 - construction of the pipeline began
  • August 20, 2003 - Construction was completed
  • 14 November 2003 - the pipeline began commercial operations


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