The southern Yemeni port city of Aden has on Wednesday witnessed a new domestic gas crisis, as the conflict over revenues between Saudi-led coalition factions intensified. This was reported by Yemen News Portal, based on local sources.
According to the sources, gas tankers from Ma’rib have refrained from entering Aden and instead stopped at the Al-Alam checkpoint, after the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) imposed huge tariffs on each locomotive.
Hundreds of gas locomotives are still stranded at the eastern entrance of Aden, despite a gas crisis ravaging the city’s residents.
The issues derive from a conflict between Hadi government forces on the one hand and the STC in Aden on the other, over gas.
The STC insists on supplying gas revenues in Aden to an account at the Central Bank of Aden, while the Saudi-led authority in Ma’rib rejects this step and has already cut off gas from Aden.