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North Yemen

Texaco Relinquishes Concession in North Yemen's Central Plateau

Texaco of the US has relinquished its production-sharing concession in NorthYemen's Central Plateau after drilling two dry holes, the first located about 20kms. east of al-Harf and the second about 100 kms. south of Sa'dah.

The concession, a very large tract of 22,000 sq. kms., was taken over byTexaco from Exxon in February 1989 (MEES, 27 February 1989). It lies in fouradjacent governorates and...