The Yemen LNG project is back up and running after a pipeline damaged by saboteurs has been repaired.
“Yemen LNG confirms that its pipeline was repaired and that the LNG plant has been running since the last days of August,” the company said in a brief online statement.
The pipeline supplying the LNG plant at Belhaf from associated gas in the Ma’arib field onshore was blown up on 21 August, the latest in a string of attacks against Yemen’s oil and gas infrastructure.
The project exports 6.7 million metric tonnes of LNG a year, delivering its full contracted volumes in 2011 despite disruptions caused by pipeline blasts. 60% of exports go to Asia, with 25% going to the Americas and 15% to Europe. Cargoes were cut earlier this year after a similar incident.
Yemen LNG is joint project spearheaded by Total with minority stakes held by Hunt Oil, Yemen Gas Company, SK Innovation, Kogas, Hyundai and GASSP.