The Executive Director of the Yemeni Oil Company (YPC) Ammar Al-Adhruee has confirmed that the economic damage suffered by the Yemeni people due to the continued detention of oil derivative ships for six months have exceeded 27 billion Yemeni riyals.
During a protest entitled “Together to break the unjust siege, al-Adhruee said that 19 ships are still being held by the aggression coalition, with their period of detention ranging between 4 and 6 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 oil tankers.
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.
“The aggression seeks to increase the suffering of the Yemeni people through its attempts to withdraw hard currency from the local market and to create deterioration in the economic situation,” the YPC executive director said.
The Executive Director of YPC held the aggression countries and the United Nations fully responsible for the suspension of many facilities and hospitals and the increasing in suffering of the Yemeni people.
The YPC 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 continued shutdown if the detention continues.