No Casualties in Explosion at Canadian Nexen Site [Archives:2001/47/Front Page]

November 19 2001

The bomb that exploded last Wednesday in the oil vulcanizing center of the Canadian Nexen oil company in Hadramaut caused no causalities, but resulted in slight damage to some of the cars parked near the office. The explosion, which took place in al-Musilah area, 140 km away from the exporting port in al-Shehe’r, coincided with the presence of the company’s Vice President for Oil and Gas Affairs, who paid a visit to Yemen last week.
The Yemeni police in Hadhramaut refused to comment on the incident. Reliable sources said that Canadian Nexen moved most of its foreign staff to this place after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the USA, believing it to be the most secure place. The sources added security was tightened around the building.
The exploded center built by Canadian Nexen provides services to three oil companies in the area: the French Total, the British Dove and D.N.O. Yemen produces around 480,000 barrels of oil per day.