avalar los montos vinculados al saneamiento

10:30 Dec 5, 2010
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Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci / Oil Fields
Spanish term or phrase: avalar los montos vinculados al saneamiento
Does "avalar" mean guarantee in this context? I understand that the operator XXX is asking the District YYY to guarantee these clean-up amounts, but am not quite sure if guarantee is the most apropriate term here.

Thanks in advance.

"...existe una solicitud de la operadora XXX al Distrito YYY de avalar los montos vinculados al saneamiento de los pasivos generados por esta operadora en el Campo ZZZ..."
Ruth Ramsey
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:33

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3underwrite the amounts involved in clearing the liabilities
Charles Davis

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underwrite the amounts involved in clearing the liabilities

I am not a specialist in Engineering, but this question is really about financial rather than engineering terminology. I think underwrite would probably be a good choice for avalar here, though guarantee would also do. And saneamiento de los pasivos, unless I've got the wrong end of the stick, is not to do with clean-up but with clear debts incurred. Anyway, I hope this may help.

Note added at 53 mins (2010-12-05 11:23:41 GMT)

Sorry, should read "clearing debts incurred".

Charles Davis
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Charles. It's actually referring to the physical clean-up of oil liabilities, ie waste products in waste pits. It's not actually referring to financial liabilities here, but thanks for checking.

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