Aden: Yemen’s 150,000 barrel-per-day Aden refinery resumed operations on Tuesday after being shut for more than five months as the conflict in the country worsened, an industry source at the refinery said.

“The refinery is back online and is refining crude it had in storage from before,” the source said, adding the refinery was now operating at half of its processing capacity.

The plant, in the southern city of Aden, was shut in April and Aden Refinery Company declared force majeure on its oil imports and exports in the same month.

Saudi Arabia and other Arab states launched a military campaign in Yemen in March to drive back Al Houthi forces and restore a government which fled into exile.