Yemen LNG said on Thursday a total of six cargoes had to be cancelled as the Balhaf terminal is still shut down due to a sabotage attack on the LNG pipeline on March 30.
Earlier, the company expected the loss to be only four cargoes but in a new statement the company said six LNG cargoes were cancelled due to the sabotage and it will increase production to compensate for the cancelled cargoes.
“We will increase LNG production to redeliver as much of the cancelled cargoes as possible before year end.” said Francois Rafin, the General Manager of the Company.
“We are confident in the prompt reinforcement of the surveillance and protection of the pipeline; the mobilization of a new security deployment is already in progress.”
The statement said the completion of the annual plant shutdown at Balhaf will be on 20th April, 9 days ahead of the original schedule.
The shutdown was advanced in response to a sabotage of the gas pipeline on 30th of March, it added.
The 38-inch pipeline carries natural gas from the block 18 in Marib to the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden. Al-Qaida bombed it in retaliation for a drone attack killing several militants on March 30.
Saba reported on Wednesday the repairs to the pipeline were ongoing and expected to be completed next week.