After overcoming Papallacta, the oil begins its descent and therefore requires the application of a pressure reducing process, which is achieved through two strategically placed stations installed for this purpose: Chiquilpe and Puerto Quito.
- Chiquilpe: Nono / Quito Canton / Pichincha
- Puerto Quito: Pedro Vicente Maldonado Canton / Pichincha
- Transport capacity: 450,000 barrels per day
- 5 pressure controlling valves
- 1 relief tank
- 2 re-injection pumps
- 2 Power generation systems