Pipeline blast in Yemen disrupts oil flow
[Iran Press TV] A kaboom in Yemen's central province of Marib has brought to a halt oil flow via the country's main crude export pipeline.

The attack was carried out on Thursday morning by unknown orcs, who blew up the Ras Isa pipeline by placing a roadside kaboom near the line in Marib's Serwah area.

The bombing made Yemeni oil industry officials stop the crude pumping from the fields to the export terminal in the Red Sea.

The pipeline, once carrying around 110,000 bpd of Marib light crude, was repeatedly targeted in attacks that began in 2011.

Yemen resumed oil pumping on Dec. 31 at a rate of around 70,000 bpd after repairs.

The country's oil and gas pipelines have repeatedly been sabotaged by Death Eaters or angry rustics since a popular revolt against US-backed dictator President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
in early 2011.

The attacks caused fuel shortages and severely slashed export earnings for the impoverished country.

A long closure of the Ras Isa pipeline in 2011 shut down Yemen's main refinery at Aden, forcing the small producer to import fuel from neighboring Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-11