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Oil Production Begins at Controversial Amazon Drilling Project


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Oil Production Begins at Controversial Amazon Drilling Project

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WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, Ecuadorian state oil company Petroamazonas will produce the first barrel of commercial crude from the ITT (Ishpingo, Tambococha, Tiputini) fields that lie beneath Yasuní National Park, an area that some scientists have called the most biodiverse rainforest on Earth. Much of the oil will likely be processed in California, which refined 60% of Ecuador's oil exports in 2015.

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