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Ecopetrol controls spill of crude oil, mud and gas at La Fortuna, Barrancabermeja

BOGOTÁ, Colombia , March 28, 2018 /CNW/ -- Ecopetrol S.A. (BVC: ECOPETROL; NYSE: EC) reports that the spill of mud, oil and gas that occurred between March 12 and 15 at the La Lizama and Caño Muerto streams in the La Fortuna district, municipality of Barrancabermeja, is under control.

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Ecopetrol estimates the quantity of oil that flowed into these water sources at 550 barrels, mixed with mud and rainwater.

The Company confirms it will spare no time or effort to address this situation and will continue to work unceasingly to recover and restore conditions in the region.

This release contains statements that may be considered forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All forward-looking statements, whether made in this release or in future filings or press releases or orally, address matters that involve risks and uncertainties, including in respect of the Company's prospects for growth and its ongoing access to capital to fund the Company's business plan, among others. Consequently, changes in the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements: market prices of oil & gas, our exploration and production activities, market conditions, applicable regulations, the exchange rate, the Company's competitiveness and the performance of Colombia's economy and industry, to mention a few. We do not intend, and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

For further information contact:
Capital Markets Manager
María Catalina Escobar
Telephone: +571-234-5190 
Email: investors@ecopetrol.com.co

Media Relations ( Colombia ) 
Jorge Mauricio Tellez 
Telephone: + 571-234-4329 
Email: mauricio.tellez@ecopetrol.com.co

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SOURCE Ecopetrol S.A.


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