Nexen's Operations in Yemen Unaffected by Attack on Oil Terminal

During the early morning of September 15, the Nexen operated Ash Shihr oil export terminal in the Republic of Yemen was assaulted by two explosive laden vehicles. One worker was killed in the attack and two others received minor injuries. None of the attackers survived. The ability of the terminal to receive and export oil was not affected and operations are continuing as normal.

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