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Natural gas pipeline blew up in Shabwa, southern Yemen

Global oil prices are falling as Saudi Arabia reduces the price of crude sold to Asia

A huge explosion rocked the Radhum district, east of the Yemeni governorate of Shabwa, on Sunday evening, a sound was heard throughout the area, leaving a mass of burning flames, according to eyewitnesses.

A source in the Shabwa Governorate Security Department told Al-Sharq that the explosion targeted the oil pipeline of the “Safer” liquefied gas company in the 8th kilometer in the 256 area, which connects the Safer oil facility in Ma’rib governorate to the Balhaf port in Shabwa governorate in the south of the country.

The source stated that preliminary information indicates that “the explosion was caused by a deliberate act of sabotage”.

The source noted that the flames “are still rising from the tube, so far, and need time to be extinguished by a specialized company.”

Neither the local authorities in Shabwa governorate nor the Safer liquefied gas company issued any statement regarding the accident, nor did any party claim responsibility.

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