Yemen LNG confirmed the sabotage of the 38 inch gas pipeline that links the block 18 to the Balhaf terminal on the Gulf of Aden.
The explosion occurred at 22:00 hrs on Tuesday, at 295 km north of Balhaf.
The 320km pipeline has been attacked several times this year by suspected al-Qaida-linked gunmen.
It transports around 1.14 billion cubic feet/day from Block 18 in Marib province in northern Yemen to the Total-operated export terminal at Balhaf.
The Yemen LNG project has three long-term contracts to supply LNG to GDF Suez, Kogas and Total Gas & Power for a total of 6.7 Mtpa.
LNG World News Staff, October 31, 2012; Image: Yemen LNG