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Yemen resumes oil output, exports from Masila oil fields

Oil minister of exiled government says they hope to restart other fields too

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Yemen has resumed production and exports from its Masila oil fields for the first time in 16 months, state news agency sabanew.net reported on Thursday.

The agency, which is run by the Saudi-backed exiled government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, quoted oil minister Saif al-Sharif as saying that Yemen also hopes to resume production from the Shabwa and Marib oil fields, and to resume exports of oil and gas from the Ras Isa and Balhaf ports.