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Safer oil pipeline hit again

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Safer Floating terminal at the read sea

Yemen’s main oil pipeline that carries crude from the key Marib oilfields has again been hit by a bomb blast, according to a report.

The explosion on a tributary line that feeds into it have cut flows along the main oil artery by 35,000 barrels per day since Monday, state news agency Saba and shipping sources said.

The output of the trunk pipeline to the Ras Isa terminal on the Red Sea coast is normally about 125,000 bpd.

“One of the feeding pipelines have been blown up,” a Yemen-based shipping source was quoted as saying by Reuters. “The oil is still getting down to Ras Isa, but it is down to 90,000 bpd.”

Flows fell on Monday, the shipping source said, adding that he had heard repairs had already started.

State news agency Saba said “subversive elements” blew up the Arqeen oil pipeline in the Marib area of the country, which has descended into chaos in the last few months.

Yemen’s main oil pipeline was shut for over three months earlier this year after an attack by angry tribesmen demanding President Ali Abdullah Saleh resign after three decades in power.

High-quality and sweet Marib crude is shipped to Yemen’s Aden refinery and mostly used for domestic fuel production.

The lack of crude flow in the pipeline caused a widespread shortage across the country until it was repaired.

A Yemeni oil pipeline carrying Maarib crude has been blown up, cutting flows through the main Marib pipeline that it feeds by 35,000 barrels per day (bpd) since Monday, state news agency Saba and shipping sources said on Tuesday.

The output of the trunk pipeline to the Ras Isa terminal on the Red Sea coast is normally around 125,000 bpd.

“One of the feeding pipelines have been blown up,” a Yemen-based shipping source said. “The oil is still getting down to Ras Isa, but it is down to 90,000 barrels per day.”

Flows fell on Monday, the shipping source said, adding that he had heard repairs had already started.

State news agency Saba said “subversive elements” blew up the Arqeen oil pipeline in the Maarib area of the country which has descended into chaos in the last few months.

Yemen’s main oil pipeline was shut for over three months earlier this year after an attack by angry tribesmen demanding President Saleh resign after three decades in power.

High quality and sweet Maarib crude is shipped to Yemen’s Aden refinery and mostly used for domestic fuel production. The lack of crude flow in the pipeline caused a widespread shortage across the country until it was repaired.

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