Areas affected in the province of Guayas, especially in those densely populated in Guayaquil, have not been analyzed with the same level of rigor as that used for the analysis in Santa Elena.
Jose Nuñez, director of Urbanism, requested the updated report to Petroecuador to measure potential impacts, environmental damage and establish management and contingency plan in the event of a catastrophe.
Unlike Santa Elena’s report, which includes analysis of the pipeline with an area of 50,508 hectares with 7,000 inhabitants, Guayaquil’s report does not include:
- Analysis of schools and high schools in the study area
- Types of housing construction in the city
Another point is the instability generated by non-payment of compensation for the right of way of the Libertad-Pascuales pipeline. Some communities say they have not been compensated and believe it will be the same with the new pipeline.