Over Y.R 27 billion fines for detaining oil ships in six months

The Executive Director of the Yemeni Oil Company (YPC) in Sana’a, Eng. Ammar Al-Adhruee has confirmed that the fines incurred by the Yemeni people due to the continued detention of oil derivative ships for six months have exceeded Y.R 27 billion.

During a protest stand entitled “Together to break the unjust siege” by the company’s employees in front of the United Nations office in Sana’a,” al-Adhruee said that 19 ships are still being held by the Saudi coalition as their period of detention ranged between six and four months.

The YPC executive director noted that 2,000 petroleum stations are currently not operating due to the depletion of their stocks of petroleum products, in addition to the suspension of 3,500 tankers from work for continuing detention of oil ships as well as for not allowing them to dock in Hodeidah despite having entry permits.

Al-Adhruee also indicated that 70 percent of the stations were shut down due to the depletion of their stocks of petroleum products, suspension of three factories, and the disruption to citizens’ cars and their businesses.

He emphasized that the Saudi coalition not only obstructed the Yemeni people and prevented the entry of oil ships but also doubled the suffering of 26 million people.

The Executive Director of YPC held the coalition countries and the United Nations fully responsible for the suspension of many facilities and hospitals, increasing the suffering of the Yemeni people due to the continued detention of oil derivative ships.

The YPC’s employees confirmed that they will continue to protest until the ships are released, indicating that activities and businesses in all vital and service sectors are threatened with suspension if this detention continues.