Yemen Witnessing Most Severe Fuel Crisis Since Start of War : YPC
Sana’a-based Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC)’s spokesperson, Issam Al-Mutawakel, on Wednesday revealed that Yemen is witnessing the most severe fuel crisis since the start of the war and the siege on Yemen seven years ago.
In a statement to the media, Al-Mutawakel confirmed that the queues of citizens’ cars to fill up with gasoline extend more than three kilometers in front of stations in several provinces.
He stated that the initiative of the oil company to eliminate the manifestations of the oil derivatives crisis is still on the table, provided that oil tankers are allowed to access the port of Hodeida.
The arbitrary measures imposed by the Saudi-led coalition on the entry of oil ships imposed forcible purchase from the UAE, Al-Mutawakel explained.
“Despite the ships being taken to the port of Djibouti for inspection and granted entry permits, however, piracy continues and taken to the port of Jizan,” the spokesperson said.
He continued, “We always wonder about the feasibility of granting oil ships UN permits and the justifications for the coalition’s piracy in international waters.”
Earlier in the day, YPC spokesman had announced that the coalition had prevented the urgent gasoline ship “Caesar” from entering the port of Hodeida, despite obtaining UN permits.