Guerrilla attacks take huge toll on oil industry.
Sources say production was also halted for about 20 days in October due to the sabotage.
The pipeline is a favorite target of rebel groups. Last year, the line was bombed a record 79 times. The pace has picked up, though, with 83 hits registered so far this year.
The attacks have cost the government and Occidental millions of dollars. Imports of oil by Colombian refineries from neighboring Venezuela nearly doubled in October due to the attacks.
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|Date:||Nov 17, 2000|
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