A Canadian company working in Saudi Arabia had started destroying the Al-Khashaa oil field in Hadhramaut province, eastern Yemen, local sources said on Monday.
The destruction process was done by pouring huge quantities of acid into its surroundings, after a Saudi force transferred the company’s American director.
The Al-Khashaa oil field is considered a concession area in Hadhramaut. It was opened in 2008 by influential persons in the state like General Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, Hameed Al-Ahmar, and other political figures with close contacts with Saudi Arabia.
The Al-Khashaa field produces 6,000 barrels of oil per day, with 30 oil locomotives departing from it towards Ma’rib province. The monthly revenues of this oil field are estimated at about $8 million.