Yemen’s Safer Oil company, owned by the internationally recognized government of Yemen, resumed pumping oil from its fields in Shabwa to a terminal on the Arabian Sea, an official told Reuters.

The pumped oil through the terminal will be exported abroad.

Safer will use tankers to ship the crude from Iyad field (Block 4) to the Arabian Sea pipeline in Shabwa to avoid the Ras Issa terminal, the official added.

Currently, Safer pumps oil at a rate of 5,000 barrels per day (b/d) and is expected to increase the pumped amount to 15,000 b/d.

It is worth mentioning that Yemen produced an average of 50,000 b/d in 2018, compared to around 127,000 b/d in 2014.