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In 2011 Ecopetrol withdrew 47.4 million m3 of water from 209 water sources

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Última actualización 26 nov. 2014

Water withdrawal 

In 2011 Ecopetrol withdrew 47.4 million m3 of water from 209 water sources. All sources of water withdrawal increased for 2011, with surface water and groundwater being the most used.


Water withdrawal volume (en m3) 

Water withdrawal volume (en m3)
Year Withdrawal sources
Surface Groundwater Aqueduct Other Total
2009  73,609,302.2    7,129,578.0   4,444,072.0  11,079.0 85,194,031.2
2010 77,824,827 4,680,954 4,337,928   86,843,709
2011     38,655,099 15,981,820 5,754,187   66,134,191


This value represents a decrease from what was withdrawn in 2010 due to the reuse actions performed by the areas. 
 



Recycling water used in processes 

In 2011, Ecopetrol reused 16.14 million m3 in its operations. The main contribution was in water use and savings activities carried out by the two refineries, which represented 55%.