In late July the 'Ambelos' left Yemen's Bir Ali terminal with crude from OMV-operated Habban field on Block S2 —the first IOC export since foreign firms declared force majeure in 2015 (MEES, 3 August). Shipping data from Marine Traffic shows the Ambelos moored off Osaka, set to mark Japan’s first import of Yemeni crude since February 2015. Output from the S2 block was previously exported from Ras Isa on the Red Sea coast but the pipeline, which runs through...