The Yemeni Ministry of Oil and Minerals has condemned the Saudi-led Hadi government’s decision to raise gas prices without any justification and without taking into account that gas is a locally produced product.
During a press conference for the Ministry of Oil and Minerals and the Yemen Gas Company in front of the United Nations headquarters in the capital Sana’a , the Ministry explained that the rise in gas prices is due to the price doses imposed by the coalition-backed government in exile.
“The new rise is a further increase in the suffering of this steadfast people in the face of aggression,” the Ministry said.
“The rise in gas prices by the pro-Saudi government comes without any justification and without taking into account that gas is a local product and our people have the right to obtain it at the lowest costs.”
The statement called for the facilitation of petroleum access to all citizens of the country and at a specified price, in order to alleviate the suffering caused by the siege, aggression and interruption of salaries.
The Ministry furthermore called on “all honourable people in all governorates to stand against the conspiracies targeting the Yemeni citizen conducted by the pro- coalition government.”