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
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.