Yemen LNG's gas supply pipeline repaired
Aden, November 21, 2012
A gas pipeline feeding Yemen's liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal has been repaired, an official from Yemen's oil ministry said on Wednesday.
"The pipeline was repaired on Monday," the official told Reuters.
Yemen LNG, which is operated by France's Total, was unavailable to comment on whether the terminal which has been out of operation since its pipeline was blown up in late October had resumed exports of super-cooled gas.
Yemen's pipelines have been sabotaged repeatedly since anti-government protests last year created a power vacuum which armed groups have exploited.
Residents in the area said that security had been stepped up with tanks deployed along parts of the pipeline that supplies gas from fields inland to the $4.5-billion plant on the coast.
The Balhaf facility, which opened in 2009, has the capacity to supply up to 6.7 million tonnes and delivers LNG, gas-cooled to liquid for export by ship, under long-term contracts to GDF Suez, Total and Korea Gas Corp. – Reuters