New Hole in YHOC’s Oil Pipeline [Archives:1999/20/Local News]

May 17 1999

During the early hours of Saturday, May 15th, the Yemen Hunt Oil Company pipeline near station 2 at Serwah, 50 kilometers west of Marib city, was blasted. The YHOC people are busy trying to seal the leak, which is the 26th time that there has been a breach in the Khawlan section of the pipeline. The line runs from Safir to Ras Issa, north of Hodeidah on the Red Sea. Jahm tribesmen are blamed for the most recent sabotage. The 25th hole was fixed only one week ago.
Tribesmen have been disrupting the flow of oil as a way of settling disputes with the authorities.