Yemen LNG Points to Sabotage as Cause of LNG Pipeline Explosion
|Thursday, November 01, 2012
Yemen LNG confirmed Wednesday that the country's only liquefied 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 explosion occurred at 22:00 local time, 183 miles (295 kilometers) north of Balhaf," the company said in a published statement.
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.
The company's LNG pipeline was last blown up on September 25, 2012, by suspected al Qaeda-linked militants.
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