An LNG terminal in Yemen, Southwest Asia, the nations largest industrial project, started production on 15 October and has just exported its first shipment.
The terminal will produce 6.7 million tons of LNG a year when fully operational and cost $4.5 billion (3 billion) to build.
The Hyundai Ecopia set sail with a 147,000 m3 cargo for Korea Gas of South Korea.
Yemen pumps about 285,000 barrels of oil a day and is not a member of OPEC.
Frances Total owns 40% of the venture. Other shareholders include Yemen Gas, Dallas-based Hunt Oil, South Koreas SK, Korea Gas, Hyundai, and Yemens General Authority for Social Security and Pensions.