Colombian oil output up 12.8 pct in November -govt
BOGOTA Dec 16 (Reuters) - Colombia's oil production rose 12.8 percent in November to 818,000 barrels per day (bpd), its highest level this year, the country's state-run hydrocarbons agency said on Thursday.
Output in November last year was 725,000 bpd.
Colombia, Latin America's No. 4 oil producer, is enjoying a boom in oil and mining investment, as violence from its long guerrilla war ebbs and foreign oil companies explore in areas once off limits because of security fears.
Colombia's average production for the year was 781,000 bpd, the agency said.
(Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta in Bogota; Editing by David Gregorio)
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