Sana’a-based Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) confirmed that the forces of Saudi coalition still detaining 19 oil vessels.
The company pointed out that the fees of the seized tankers exceeded 121 million dollars during 2019, and about 90 million dollars in 2020 until September. It indicated that within 130 days, 14% of the actual need of gasoline and diesel was released, with an amount of 139,000 tons loaded on 5 ships.
The company renewed holding the forces of Saudi-led coalition and the United Nations responsible for the effects and consequences of the seizure of oil derivative ships. An economic working paper has warned of a humanitarian catastrophe threatening more than 26 million Yemenis due to the continued detention of oil tankers.
It explained that during the past two months, no oil ship was released to cover public needs, noting that the small percentage of the released quantities clearly confirms the level of shamelessness of the forces of Saudi coalition and the extent of the international disregard for human values and international responsibilities.
Yemen Petroleum Company called on all free and humanitarian and human rights organizations to continue practical solidarity activities to pressure the forces of Saudi coalition countries and the United Nations to release all the detained ships.