Ecopetrol 2015 investment plan shrinks to $7.86 bln -filing

lunes 15 de diciembre de 2014 18:33 GYT

BOGOTA Dec 15 (Reuters) - Colombia's state-run oil company, Ecopetrol, will invest $7.86 billion in 2015, down from the $10.6 billion budget it approved for this year, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday following a plunge in global crude prices.

The investment plan estimated average consolidated production of 760,000 barrels per day next year, a figure that includes quantities produced by its wholly or partly-owned subsidiaries or 710,000 barrels by Ecopetrol SA alone.

That is down from forecasts for 770,000 and 819,000 barrels per day equivalent for 2014, but output has fallen short of those figures. (Reporting by Peter Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta; Editing by Peter Galloway)