By ANDREW WILLIS & CHRISTINE JENKINS
BOGOTA (Bloomberg) -- Colombia and Venezuela will sign an accord to link oil pipelines in an area bordering the countries, Colombias Foreign Minister said.
The agreement will join the Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline, owned by Ecopetrol, with Petroleos de Venezuelas Guafita pipeline, Maria Angela Holguin said in remarks distributed by the Foreign Ministrys press office.
The accord will give Colombia more ways to export crude produced in its eastern plains, she said.
The Cano Limon-Covenas pipeline has been attacked a number of times by rebel groups in recent weeks. An explosion on October 5 halted transportation of oil to Colombias Caribbean coast, Ecopetrol said.