Oil Company: $101 million fines delaying entry of oil ships
SANAA, Oil and Minerals Minister Ahmed Abdullah Dares has renewed a warning of an impending humanitarian disaster in Yemen.
The US-Saudi aggression coalition is still hindering the entry of oil ships into Hodeidah port, causing and threatening several vital sectors, particularly the health sector to be stopped.
The Minister Dares, during a press conference organized by the Yemeni Oil Company held on Monday, entitled ”Continuing the arbitrary detention of oil derivative ships with the participation of the UN”, held the United Nations and the International community fully responsible for colluding with the aggression coalition to continue to prevent oil derivatives ships from entering the port of Hodeidah despite having the UN permits.
Dares pointed out that the four vessels that were set free after claims of the oil company and the various sectors did not meet the needs of the service sectors in terms of oil derivatives, indicating that the volume of domestic consumption of gasoline reaches more than 10 million liters per day.
The released quantities of gasoline amounted to not more than 27 percent of the total actual need in the normal situation, and the released quantities of diesel did not exceed 17 percent of the total actual need for this important substance, he said.
The Minister of Oil stressed the seriousness of the situation as a result of the depletion of the company’s stocks of oil derivatives and that the continuation of the aggression in its arbitrary practices compounds the map of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people.
The Minister of Oil stressed the seriousness of the situation due to the depletion of the company’s stock of oil derivatives, and that the continuation of the aggression in its abusive practices doubles the map of humanitarian aid for the Yemeni people.
He again called on humanitarian organizations at home and abroad to do their duty to continue solidarity and pressure on the countries of the Aggression coalition to allow the entry of oil derivatives ships into the port of Hodeidah.
The Minister of Oil and Minerals also called on the media to play their part in uncovering facts and transparently conveying information and figures to world public opinion.
For his part, the Executive Director of the Oil Company Eng. Ammar Al-Adhroee said the delay fines for the detention of oil derivative ships carried out by the aggression against the Yemeni people from 2019 to July 2020 exceeded $101 million, including $70 million fines during 2020.
He noted that the delay fines incurred by fuel ships because they are detained by the Aggression coalition are fines added to the cost of selling oil derivatives borne by the citizen, which prevented the citizen from benefiting from the low prices of oil derivatives globally.
Al-Adhroee warned of an imminent humanitarian disaster for the Yemeni people in the coming days if the aggression coalition continues to detain oil derivatives ships, which will lead to the suspension of the service sectors, especially the health sector, which will put the lives of thousands of patients to death.
Al-Ahroee held the United Nations fully responsible for the situation in the next stage due to the company’s depletion of oil derivatives.
“In the first hours and minutes of the depletion of oil derivatives, more than 1,000 Yemeni children in hospitals are at risk of death, and the lives of more than 3,500 renal failure patients are at risk of death,” he said.
Al-Adhroee held the United Nations fully responsible for the situation in the next phase due to the company’s depletion of the company’s oil derivatives stock.
In addition, the Yemeni Oil Company’s statement considered that the efforts of the United Nations are based on fragile foundations far from humanitarian aspirations, and lose the confidence of the citizen, especially in light of the economic and living repercussions of the continued detention of oil derivatives ships.
The statement blamed the United Nations for complicity with the forces of aggression in the economic and living violations resulting from the continuation of maritime piracy and the practices of collective punishment targeting tens of millions of citizens to its legalization of indirect killings as a result of the blockade and its disastrous repercussions on various vital sectors.
It blamed the United Nations for complicity with the aggression forces in the economic and living violations resulting from the continued maritime piracy and collective punishment practices targeting tens of millions of citizens to legitimize indirect killings as a result of the blockade and its disastrous repercussions for various vital sectors.
The statement praised the level of awareness and concrete cooperation by the citizens who provided a sophisticated model in adhering to the supply controls set by the company.
It emphasized that the humanitarian distress call launched by the company on July 17th is still valid until all the detained ships are released, calling on humanitarian organizations at home and abroad and free the world to continue solidarity and pressure on the forces of aggression and the United Nations to release all detained ships and stop the practices of maritime piracy.
Delay fines incurred by fuel ships due to their detention by the aggression, as well as the names of the detained ships, the period of their detention, the quantity each ship carries of oil derivatives, the costs of the fines of each ship, and an explanation of the actual local market, need for gasoline and diesel were presented in the press conference.
Source: Yemen News Agency