Ecuador resumes oil exports curbed by protests

22 October, 2019 12:00 AM printer

QUITO: Ecuador on Sunday said it had resumed crude oil exports curbed by violent protests that forced several wells in the Amazon to halt operations.

The country was hit by 12 days of demonstrations, led by indigenous groups, against fuel price hikes until President Lenin Moreno reached a deal with protest leaders on Oct 13, report agencies.

“Oil production has recovered, so the operation of the Trans-Ecuadorian Oil Pipeline System (SOTE) has been standardized,” Petroecuador, the national oil company, said in a statement.