Middle East Economic Survey


No 45



Oil Pipeline Damaged By Blast In Yemen

Saboteurs thought to be linked to a local branch of al-Qa'ida blew up an oil pipeline in Yemen on 2 November, as the country faces heightened security issues and terror threats. The explosion on the 204km underground pipeline shut in a 10,000 b/d producing oil field, operated by Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC). There were no casualties as a result of the blast, which occurred near the...