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Update on the Incident at Yemen LNG’s Balhaf Plant

National Yemen

Yemen Lng plant

Sana’a, 10 December – Further to Yemen LNG’s Press Release of Friday, 6th December, Yemen LNG can confirm that a rocket-launched explosive device landed on the ground inside the Balhaf Plant at the extremity of the process area. There were no injuries and only slight property damage. Production and shipping operations continue. Government has implemented additional measures around Balhaf to ensure maximum security of people and assets at Balhaf.

On  December 6, the company confirmed  a minor explosion occurred inside the Balhaf Plant. There were no casualties and the explosion caused only slight damage to non-essential equipment
A soource told National Yemen, that Yemen LNG gas company has evacuated hundreds of workers from its Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden, after a mortar round hit the site.

Company staff, including foreigners, were evacuated to the capital on four planes as a precaution over fears of potential attacks on the terminal, employees said.

The evacuation of non-essential staff, however, did not affect operations and liquefaction trains, which have a capacity of 6.7 million tonnes of LNG per year, the ministry official said.