AL-JAMAHEER: Sanaa (Weekly) 16-10-97. [Archives:1997/42/Press Review]

October 20 1997

(Arab Ba’ath Socialist Party)
Main Headlines: 1) Court of Appeal Endorses Ruling of Ba’ath Party’s Legitimacy in Response to Challenge by Ba’ath Splinter Group 2) Ministry of Petroleum Makes Inventory of CanOxy Possessions in Maseela Field – Cars were Especially Targeted! 3) Ministry of Education to Form Field Committee to Investigate Increasing Assaults on Teachers 4) Ministry of Health to Submit Draft Law Regulating Work of Private Hospitals and Pharmacies Article Summary: Crescent Pollution According to informed sources, the Crescent Oil Company – working in Maseela, Hadhramaut – has pumped out 270,000 barrels of oil in 1994 for chemical tests. The crude oil was kept in the company’s tanks. It was not exported with the 20,000 bpd produced by the company. Employees at the company were very surprised to find out that the oil was later spilled in the desert!!