Yemen LNG returns

Yemen LNG resumed its operations on 21 April after a blast on its feed pipeline at the end of March had stopped production, the Total-run company has announced.

Gunmen blew up the gas pipeline that links Yemen’s block 18 to the liquefied natural gas terminal at Balhaf on the Gulf of Aden earlier this year, Reuters reported.

Reuters reported this attack was retaliation for a US drone attack that killed at least five suspected al Qaeda militants hours earlier.

Yemen’s oil and gas pipelines have been repeatedly sabotaged since anti-government protests last year created a power vacuum that militants have exploited.

The company had been forced to cancel export of six LNG cargoes last month due to the attack, but the company said everything would be running on schedule by May, Reuters reported.

“We will increase LNG production to redeliver as much of the cancelled cargoes as possible before year end,” Yemen LNG General Manager Francois Rafin said.

Source: Upstream Online


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