There have been two explosions near the local headquarters the Canadian Nexen oil company in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. The grenade blasts took place on April 6 and 9, and caused no casualties. Nexen began oil exploration in Sana’a in 1988 and started producing oil there in 1993. The company operates Yemen’s largest oil project and produced 71,600 barrels per day in 2007. The blasts come amid ongoing unrest in Yemen, with riot police still deployed against rioters in many towns in the south. (CanWest News Service, April 10)
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