Oct 15 A $4.5 billion Total-led (TOTF.PA)
liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Yemen started production on
Thursday, eight months after the initial start date. For a story
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Here are five facts about Yemen LNG:
-- This is the first LNG plant for Yemen, the Arab world's
poorest state, and is its largest industrial project
-- The main shareholders of the project are the French oil
major Total, with a 39.6 percent stake, U.S. Hunt oil, with a
17.2 percent stake, and Yemen Gas Co owns 16.7 percent.
-- Yemen LNG can produce 6.7 million tonnes per year for
export from the Gulf of Aden port of Balhal.
-- GDF Suez will have the capacity to deliver 2.55 million
tonnes of LNG per year from Yemen from 2010.
-- The first phase of the project will involve the
construction of a 322 kilometre-long pipeline from gas fields in
Safer, Marib, to Balhaf Port on the coast of the Arabian Sea.
(Compiled by Muriel Boselli; editing by James Jukwey)