An oil refinery in Aden has resumed production after attacks on Yemen's main pipeline forced operations to be suspended for nine months, Gulf News reported Monday (August 6th).
The newspaper said two crude oil shipments arrived in Aden via the Ras Issa harbour on the Red Sea.
In 2011, a number of attacks on Yemen's key oil pipeline led officials to suspend operations and shut the refinery down, costing the country $50 million, said the refinery's executive manager Dr. Najeeb Mansour.
The facility has a capacity of 150,000 barrels per day. Yemen relied upon Saudi fuel supplies and imported refined oil products during the interim.