The smuggling of oil derivatives on the shores of the Yemeni province of Shabwa increased to the highest levels, After the Islahi forces controlled all the roads of Shabwa, from the port of Bir Ali turned into a safe passage for smuggling oil derivatives.
Through the information recently obtained by the Media Center for the Southern provinces, the activity of smuggling oil through the port of Bir Ali, which is under the control of the Islah party forces, is one of the main factors of its adherence to Shabwa, as its monthly revenues exceed 10 to 20 million dollars.
The oil coming through the port is consumed in the black markets of the southern provinces, and quantities from it are contraband to the northern provinces that suffer fuel crisis as the coalition detained more than 20 oil tankers in the port of Jizan, preventing them from entering the port of Hodeidah.
The active smuggling from the port of Bir Ali on the coasts of Shabwa coincides with the smuggling of large quantities of crude oil from the port of Nashimiya in the coasts of the district. As one to two ships are smuggled monthly, with quantities ranging between 800 thousand barrels and one million barrels.
Nashimiyah port was prepared to export crude oil two years ago, and an oil pipeline was constructed from West Ayyad to the port to deliver crude oil with a length of more than 330 km, according to reports.