Gas Production

The Yemeni government's plans for increased domestic use of its natural gas reserves include the transition of power generation from diesel fuel oil to natural gas. Some of the independent energy firms exploring for oil have found associated pockets of natural gas along with new oil discoveries. Reportedly, all new production sharing agreements (PSAs) with foreign companies now include a clause that mandates contractors to invest in Yemen's natural gas infrastructure.

Natural gas production began in Yemen in 1993. After rising to 727 Bcf in 2005, production declined to 533 Bcf by 2008, but in 2009 production jumped to almost double its 2008 level. Prior to 2009, Yemen produced only associated gas, reinjecting practically all of it to provide enhanced oil production. A long-term LNG sales contract with Korea Gas Corporation was signed in 2005, providing the impetus and the investment needed to begin development of the country's natural gas reserves. Contracts were also signed with GDF Suez and Total. All three contracts run for 20 years.

In 2010, Yemen produced an estimated 1,153 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of gross natural gas, of which 890 Bcf was reinjected to provide enhanced oil recovery and 245 Bcf was marketed, including 194 Bcf exported as LNG.

Yemen Contact

Hadda Street, Sana'a, Yemen

P.O. Box 7067

Office: 00-967-1-427487
Fax: 00-967-1-410280
Mobile: 00-967-737799991

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Office: 1-613-796-3860
Fax: 1-613-695-3865
Mobile: 1-613-608-4566

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