Yemen LNG Confirms Pipeline Attack
Yemen LNG confirmed the sabotage of the 38 inch gas pipeline that links the block 18 to the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden.
The explosion occurred at 22:00 hrs on Tuesday, at 295 km north of Balhaf.
The 320km pipeline has been attacked several times this year by suspected al-Qaida-linked gunmen.
It transports around 1.14 billion cubic feet/day from Block 18 in Marib province in northern Yemen to the Total-operated export terminal at Balhaf.
The Yemen LNG project has three long-term contracts to supply LNG to GDF Suez, Kogas and Total Gas & Power for a total of 6.7 Mtpa.
LNG World News Staff, October 31, 2012; Image: Yemen LNG