Yemen LNG Confirms Pipeline Sabotage

Yemen LNG Confirms Pipeline Sabotage

Yemen LNG confirmed the sabotage of the 38 inch gas pipeline that links the block 18 to the Balhaf LNG terminal on the Gulf of Aden.

The explosion occurred at 01h15 on 21 August 2012 at 171 KM North of Balhaf Liquefaction Plant. It caused no victims, the company said in a statement.

The 320km pipeline 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, August 21, 2012