By SUMMER SAID
Yemen LNG Co. has repaired the country's only
liquefied-natural-gas pipeline supplying its plants after it
was sabotaged earlier this month, a person familiar with the
matter said this week.
But the pipeline isn't operational yet, the person told
Dow Jones Newswires.
The latest attack, the eighth in a year, hit the 38-inch gas
pipeline that links block 18 to the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf
of Aden on Dec. 16.
It came only a few weeks after the plants resumed operation
following a sabotage in late October.
The 320-kilometer LNG terminal has been repeatedly attacked
by suspected al Qaeda-linked militants.
Yemen began exporting LNG from Balhaf in 2009. French group
Total has an almost 40% interest in the liquefaction
The $4.5 billion Yemen LNG project has two production trains
with a combined capacity of 6.7 million tpy, supplying mainly
to Asia, Europe, North America and South
Dow Jones Newswires