Al-Houthi strangles the north with crises to mobilize fighters and blackmail the coalition

English - الأربعاء 12 يناير 2022 الساعة 11:04 ص
Sana'a, NewsYemen, private:

The Houthi militia, the Iranian arm in Yemen, has started creating crises of oil derivatives and domestic gas in the capital, Sana’a, and its areas of control, with allegations linking it to the coalition’s tightening of the blockade on the port of Hodeidah, and the measures of the legitimate government aimed at tightening the noose on traders and importers in its areas of control.

Despite the fact that the gas company, which is under the control of the militias, has reduced the quantities distributed to citizens through the neighborhoods’ eqal to become once a month and for one cylinder, the capital, Sana’a, has been witnessing a stifling domestic gas crisis since mid-December, which the company justified by circulating the gas committees in the districts and the neighborhoods eqal as a result of  Tribal sector in Marib on gas transport locomotives.

However, sources in the gas company that are under the control of the militias revealed to NewsYemen that despite the impact of the tribal sector in Marib on the arrival of the quantities of gas that were supposed to arrive in early January, the suffocating crisis in the capital and the militia-controlled areas in the matter of domestic gas has other political reasons, indicating the availability of quantities of gas.  There is a large amount of gas within the company's stockpile, which can cover the needs of the capital, Sana'a, for more than three months, without the arrival of any additional quantities.

The sources said: The domestic gas crisis in the capital, Sanaa, has two fundamental reasons: The first is related to allowing the black market activity to sell gas, as the price of a 20-liter gas cylinder ranges between ten to twelve thousand riyals, which generates hundreds of millions for merchants and their leaders’ partners.  Houthis who feed this market.

As for the second reason, purely political, as militia leaders deliberately use the gas crisis in the matter of justifying the mobilization of fighters among the tribesmen and deluding them that legitimacy in Marib is what causes the lack of domestic gas, and that if they succeed in controlling Marib, this crisis will end and household gas will be provided  Easily, noting that all of them are cheap methods of blackmail and the practice of political opportunism with people and their needs, and trading in their livelihoods and the requirements of their daily lives.

In a related context, the capital, Sanaa, has been witnessing a crisis of oil derivatives since the beginning of this week without warning, as many stations closed their doors, while queues to get gasoline began to increase in front of the open stations, and it increased every day.

Although the gasoline that is sold in the stations is commercial gasoline, as consumers are deceived, as the value of a 20-liter tank of gasoline is (11,200) riyals, this is justified by the fact that this gasoline is imported through the ports of Mukalla and Aden, and therefore its value increases due to transportation fees.  This did not satisfy its continued availability at this price - which is considered one of the most expensive gasoline prices in the world - as the militias deliberately created a new derivatives crisis.

To hide their direct responsibilities for the fabricated crisis, the leaders of the oil company, which is under the control of the militias, rushed to spread allegations that the cause of the crisis was a dispute between the importers of derivatives and the legitimate government, which is imposing measures against them and they reject it, claiming that its mission is limited to the process of organizing and supervising distribution only.

On the other hand, sources in the oil company in Sana’a confirmed to NewsYemen that these allegations are false and that the militia leaders in the oil company are directly involved in creating the crisis by forcing them to close their stations despite the availability of large quantities of gasoline and diesel in the tanks of their stations, not to mention the direct intervention that  It started yesterday by limiting sales quantities to drivers with one tank of (20) liters of gasoline for a period of six days.  Where it sent its representatives to the stations to do the numbering of cars, which is a matter that the company is not supposed to interfere in, given that this gasoline is commercial gasoline and the owners of the stations have the right to sell the quantity they have without specifying a share for each driver.

To further tighten the grip on people’s livelihoods, commercial power plants in the capital, Sana’a, quickly raised the kilowatt tariff prices from 300 riyals to 350 riyals, under the pretext of the lack of diesel, amid silence from the militia-run Ministry of Electricity, which failed to implement its decision to cancel the monthly subscription imposed by the stations on  Consumers, which was justified by sources through a secret agreement that took place between the militia leaders and the owners of the stations, who paid sums of money to these leaders in exchange for their intervention to stop the implementation of the decision.

The sources in the oil company concluded by saying to NewsYemen: The Houthi militia, by fabricating an oil derivatives crisis, does not aim to exploit this to mobilize fighters and send them to the Marib front, claiming that controlling it will end the problems and crises of gas and oil, but also exploiting this externally to pressure for the entry of gas and derivatives ships  Oil derivatives belonging to companies owned by Houthi leaders pass through the port of Hodeidah, as happens every time an oil derivatives crisis occurs.