Yemen starts up second LNG train

Yemen LNG has started up its second LNG train.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Apr. 5
-- Yemen LNG has started up its second LNG train. Combined with the first train, the Balhaf plant’s nameplate capacity has now reached 6.7 million tonnes/year.

Feed gas for the plant flows nearly 200 miles to the LNG plant on Yemen’s southern coast from Block 18 in central Yemen’s Marib.

A press statement from partner Total SA (39.62%) said initial investment in the venture was about $4.5 billion. Other partners are state-owned Yemen Gas Co. (16.73%), Hunt Oil Co. (17.22%), SK Energy (9.55%), Korea Gas Corp. (6%), Hyundai Corp. (5.88%), and Yemen’s General Authority for Social Security and Pensions (GASSP, 5%).

Since start-up of Train 1, said the statement, 18 cargoes of LNG have moved to South Korea, the US, China, Spain, and Mexico.

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