Gunmen set off an explosion last night that damaged Yemen’s main crude oil pipeline in Marib, Agence France-Presse said, citing Abdel Qawi al-Odaini, information director at the oil ministry.
The blast shut the flow of oil, AFP reported.
Crude began flowing into the 420-kilometer (260-mile) pipeline from oil fields in Marib on July 15 after repairs from earlier attacks were completed. Crude from Marib has been cut off from refineries and markets as a result of at least 18 attacks on the pipeline since March 2011.
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