Shabwah-Bir Ali Pipeline

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Shabwah-Bir Ali Pipeline is an oil pipeline in Yemen.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Ayad-Shabwa oil block to the Bir Ali terminal.

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Project Details

  • Operator: PetroMasila[1]
  • Current capacity: 135,000 barrels per day
  • Proposed capacity:
  • Length: 209 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1991


The pipeline travels from the Ayad-Shabwa block to the Bir Ali terminal on the Gulf of Aden.[2] The pipeline maintains a capacity of 135,000 bpd and is 209 kilometers long.[3]

The oil industry in Yemen has been severely affected by the ongoing civil war, with crude oil exports suspended.[4] It is likely the oil pipeline is underperforming or possibly mothballed.


In April 2012, militants that were reportedly linked to Al-Qaeda attacked the pipeline in the al-Saeed area.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Shabwah-Bir Ali Pipeline, Eurasia Review, accessed September 2017
  2. Yemen’s Energy Sector, Tracking Energy Attacks, accessed October 2017
  3. Yemen's energy industry, Reuters, accessed October 2017
  4. "Yemen Oil Export Restart Hinges on Saudi-Houthi Talks". Energy Intelligence. 2023-02-17. Retrieved 2023-03-24.
  5. Oil pipeline bombed in southeast Yemen, Trend News Agency, April 11, 2012

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