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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Yemen LNG (
    • Total (39.62%)
    • Yemen Gas Company (16.73%)
    • Hunt Oil Company (17.22%)
    • SK Energy (9.55%)
    • Korea Gas Corporation (6%)
    • Hyundai Corporation (5.88%)
    • Yemen’s General Authority for Social Security and Pensions (GASSP, 5%).
  • Website:
  • Location: Balhaf, Gulf of Aden, Yemen's southern coast.
  • Capacity: 6.7 million tons of LNG per annum
  • Status: In operation

Brief Description

  • A large double train liquifaction unit

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 2 x 140,000 m³
  • Constructor:
    • Technip, JGC and KBR: The construction
    • Punj Lloyd: Construction civil, pressurized underground piping, steel structure erection, hoisting and mechanical erection, above ground piping, electrical, instrumentation, painting, insulation of LNG Plant
    • Nexans: Medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) power cables and instrumentation cables
  • Licensor: Air Product’s proprietary APX process technology
    • DYWIDAG: Full containment tanks, Design & Engineering & Prestressing, technical advisor on site

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • In operation

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The reserves within the Marib Gas Field and associated area which are currently dedicated to the project include 9.15 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of proven reserves with 1TCF allocated for use in the domestic market
  • Customers: In August 2005, Yemen LNG signed Sales & Purchase Agreements with three major buyers for a period of twenty years:
    • Suez LNG Trading S.A (Affiliate of Suez S.A.)
    • Total Gas & Power Ltd. (Affiliate of Total S.A.)
    • Korea Gas Corporation (known as Kogas)


  • 2005 - The EPC contract for the LNG terminal was awarded to Yem Gas
  • 2008 - The 320 km pipeline was complete from the Marib Gas Field to the liquefaction plant, and gas started flowing to the site on 19 November 2008 for electricity generation initially then for plant commissioning and start up.
  • 2008 - JBIC signed a buyer's credit agreement totaling up to US$200 million
  • 2009 - Yemen LNG completed the construction of Train 1 and started export of LNG.
  • 2010 - The second train is commissioned
  • 2014 - Price increase of 400% for Kogas

Other Information

  • As the country’s largest-ever industrial investment (budgeted around US$ 4.5 billion), the decision to launch the Yemen LNG project in August 2005 was an important milestone for both the Government of Yemen and the Yemen LNG shareholders.
  • The location of Yemen is strategically advantageous allowing accessibility to all LNG markets, both in the Asia Pacific basin as well as to expanding markets on either side of the Atlantic.
  • A 320-kilometre gas pipeline carries feed gas from Block 18 in central Yemen’s Marib region to the Balhaf liquefaction plant on the country’s southern coast.
  • The proven gas reserves are sufficient to produce and export 6.7 million metric tonnes of LNG per annum (mmtpa) for at least the next 20 years to its long-term customers in the North American and South Korean markets and potentially also to new customers in the future.

Relevant Links

  1. DYWIDAG LNG Tank References
  2. Punj Lloyd Refining References
  3. Yemen LNG Starts Second Natural Gas Liquefaction Train
  4. Technip LNG Brochure
  5. Air Products To Provide Liquefaction Process Technology And Equipment For New LNG Plant In Yemen
  6. Buyer's Credit Supports Japanese plant export for Yemen LNG Project
  7. Nexans will supply more than a thousand kilometres of cables for the Yemen LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal project
  8. Yemeni Cabinet ratifies modifying LNG price for Kogas

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