(MENAFN) The Saudi-backed government in Yemen wants to increase its oil production to 110,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2019, with exports reaching around 75,000 bpd, its oil minister informed Reuters on Sunday.
The government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi controls the southern port city of Aden and areas holding Yemen's oil-and-gas fields. The Iranian-aligned Houthi group controls the capital Sanaa and the oil terminal of Ras Issa on the western coast.
Yemen's oil production has destroyed since 2015 when the Saudi-led military coalition interfered in Yemen's war to attempt to return Hadi's government to power.
"We will maintain production from four blocks and are planning to build a pipeline to Arab Sea (Arabian Sea) to resume exports from these blocks," Hadi's oil minister, Aws Abdullah al-Awd, affirmed in an interview.