Yemen LNG Confirms Explosion at LNG Pipeline

A 3-foot (38-inch) natural gas pipeline that links Yemen's onshore block 18 to a gas liquefaction plant in the Balhaf industrial complex on the Gulf of Aden was blown up Tuesday due to "sabotage", the company confirmed in a statement.

"The explosion occurred at [4:20 a.m.] (local time) at 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Balhaf liquefaction plant. It caused no victims," the company said.

According to Dow Jones Newswires, the country's sole 199-mile (320-kilometer) pipeline has been repeatedly attacked, most recently in April and August this year by suspected al Qaeda-linked militants.

Block 18, located in central Yemen, houses two liquefied natural gas (LNG) production trains with a combined capacity of 6.7 million tonnes per annum. Yemen LNG has long-term LNG supply contracts with GDF-Suez, Kogas and Total Gas & Power. 

 

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