Yemen oil pipeline shuts down after explosions
Sanaa, Yemen (4E) – Two explosions damaged and shut down an oil pipeline in Yemen, according to a report of the state news agency SABA.
The attack on the 248-mile Maarib pipeline occurred Sunday night in the Wadi Abidah region of western Yemen stopping the flow of crude oil to Yemen’s main export terminal in the Red Sea. An estimated 110,000 barrels of light crude pass through the pipeline per day going to the Ras Isa export terminal.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing. The same oil pipeline was attacked last year by militants and disgruntled tribesmen. The last explosions were last week and in September.
The attacks have caused Yemen to lose more than $4 billion in revenues since February 2011.