Petroecuador confirmed a few minutes ago that members of the community Huaorani have staged “events” on platforms A and B of the Ishpingo field. “These have been controlled in the most appropriate way to protect state assets, the physical security of officials and oil production,” reported the state company.
Petroecuador explained through a brief statement that part of the actions or events carried out by the Huaorani is in the closure of access to the platforms. These have generated interruptions in the normal activity of the fields, with the consequent impact. The company also indicated that the assessment of adverse effects due to the forced shutdown will be published just verified information is available.
He also said that within his actions, under the strictest parameters of respect for the communities and care for the assets in his charge, he constantly maintains open spaces for rapprochement with the communities.
Ishpingo is part of the ITT, block 43, which is located in the vicinity of Parque Yasuní. The production of the ITT, where the platforms that have been forcibly paralyzed are located, amounted to September 3 at 49,429 barrels per day. This is a low figure when compared to the approximately 51,000 barrels that were being produced before the recorded problems. As is known, the problems occurred since last Saturday, apparently due to claims of non-compliance by the oil company with the surrounding communities.
The ITT is located in the province of Orellana and has also been in the public debate these days, as it is one of the fields with the highest production in Ecuador. But there is an initiative raised by the Yasunidos collective that proposes to leave the oil underground and that could reach a popular consultation, if the corresponding entities allow it. The issue has already passed the stage in the National Electoral Council (CNE), but now it is on the court of the Constitutional Court. (YO)