Fresh Oil Pipe Blast [Archives:1999/27/Local News]

July 5 1999

On Saturday, 3rd July, a group of tribesmen in Marib carried out a new oil pipe line blast (the 24th episode in a series). The new incident took place at point 28 on the highway connecting the oil fields to R’as Issa, the seaport for oil export on the Red Sea. Yemen Times sources say that a huge fire was seen in the area following the incident, which resulted in oil leakage of 16 barrel per hour. So far, the identity of the tribesmen is still unknown, while sources in the Ministry of Oil stated that experts and technicians in Hunt Oil Company will start mending the puncture in the damaged pipe in the few coming hours.