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Caño Limón is an oil field in Arauca, Colombia, on the border of Venezuela. It is also a pipeline which travels 780 kilometers to Coveñas on Colombia's Caribbean coastline. It is jointly owned by the state oil firm Empresa de Petroleos de Colombia , or Ecopetrol, and U.S. company Occidental Petroleum Inc. .
The pipeline has often been attacked by oppenents of the Colombian government. In 2002, there were 170 attacks on it. The pipeline was out of operation for 266 days of that year. The government estimates that these bombings reduced the GDP of Colombia by 0.5%. The government of the United States increased military aid, in 2003, to Colombia to assist in the effort to defend the pipeline.
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