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Yemen exporting LNG again after gas pipe blast in Sept

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DUBAI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Yemen's only liquefied natural gas(LNG) terminal began exporting LNG again this week, shiptracking data showed on Thursday, after being forced to shutwhen its feed pipeline was blown up in late September.

Korean LNG tanker the K. Mugungwha arrived at the Yemen LNGterminal near Balhaf on Wednesday, after the laden Provalystanker set sail from the Gulf of Aden facility on Monday, boundfor India, according to ship tracking data on Reuters.

Yemen LNG, run by France's Total , was unavailablefor immediate comment.

Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have been repeatedly sabotagedsince anti-government protests created a power vacuum in 2011that armed groups have exploited to cause fuel shortages andslash export earnings for the impoverished country.

The Balhaf facility, which opened in 2009, has the capacityto supply up to 6.7 million tonnes annually and delivers LNG,gas cooled to liquid for export by ship, under long termcontracts to GDF Suez, Total and Korea Gas Corp.

(Reporting by Daniel Fineren; editing by James Jukwey)

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Keywords: YEMEN LNG/EXPORTS