Expatriate Staff Evacuated from Total Sites in Yemen.

Published:  31 Mar at 6 PM
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Total, the major French oil company, said that all expatriate staff had been evacuated from the Saana and Kharir sites in Yemen even though these sites have not been raided by Saudi-led forces overnight against Houthi Forces.

On Monday, a spokeswomen for Total told Reuters in an email that all necessary measures are being taken to ensure that maximum security conditions are in place for all the remaining people.

According to Total, there have been reductions in operations on Yemen’s Block 10 and that gas production is being maintained to supply only the neighbouring communities and for local power generation. Technical support to the site is being provided from Dubai. The spokeswomen added that, as YLNG (Yemen LNG) shareholders, they know that the amount of staff on site (both local and expatriate) is now at the minimum necessary and that security measures are being maintained at the maximum level.

On Sunday, sources told Reuters that liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from Total’s Yemen LNG plant are running as normal at 6.7 million tonnes a year. The Balhaf site is located approximately 400 kilometres east from Aden.
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