Crude oil has stopped flowing through Yemen’s main oil export pipeline after it was targeted by militants late on 11 November, the country’s state-controlled SABA news agency reported. The line was blown up in two places in the Damashka area of Wadi Abidah, in Western Yemen.

The 270-mile 110,000 b/d capacity pipeline carries Marib Light crude from the fields in the 43,000 b/d Safer-operated Block 18; the OMV-operated 15,000-20,000 b/d Block S2 and the 42,000 b/d Hunt-operated Block 5, to the Ras Issa export terminal on the Red Sea, accounting for the bulk of Yemen’s oil exports. (CONTINUED - 580 WORDS)