Yemen LNG has continued operations from its Balhaf liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in the south of the country despite a rocket attack on 31 January.

Yemen LNG, the operator of the export terminal says there were no casualties or damage to the plant during the attack which occurred at 2.30am.

This is the second such attack on the facility. In April 2012, Yemen LNG was forced to halt LNG shipments briefly due to sabotage at the 320-kilometre pipeline which supplies it with gas.

The $4.5bn terminal was opened in November 2009 and operated by Yemen LNG Company, a joint venture led by France’s Total, along with the US’ Hunt Oil, state-owned Yemen Gas Company and three South Korean firms; SK Innovation, Korea Gas Corporation and Hyundai Corporation. Yemen’s General Authority for Social Security & Pensions also holds a 5 per cent stake.

Yemen LNG has two liquefaction trains capable of producing 6.7 million tonnes a year (t/y) of LNG, roughly two shipments per week.