The fuel stations on Wednesday continued to shut down in Aden city, southern Yemen, for the fourth day in row, amidst stifling fuel crisis afflicting the city.
Local sources indicated that the scarcity of oil products included most of the stations spread in Aden.
The price of a 20-liter fuel gallon of benzene has reached more than 10,000 riyals in Aden and the rest of the southern provinces, controlled by Saudi-led coalition.
“The current fuel crisis resulted from a strike carried out by workers of the Aden Refineries Company,” said Mona Manea, financial director of the petroleum company’s branch in Aden.
She added that there are sufficient fuel stocks in the oil company – Aden branch, but the refinery workers’ strike prevented supplying fuel to the local market.
An official in the Aden Refineries Company, who preferred not to be named, attributed the reason for the workers’ strike to the failure to receive their annual bonuses amounting to more than one billion Yemeni riyals per month ($ 1.3 million), for more than 3,500 employees