Houthi militias in Ibb prevent the arrival of Safer gas to force citizens to buy imported gas
Citizens in the various directorates of Ibb governorate complained that they were forced by militias to buy gas imported from affiliated merchants at exorbitant prices.
And local sources confirmed that the Houthi militia forced citizens to buy gas imported by Houthi leaders, and sold to citizens at a high price and cost compared to the prices of domestic gas coming from the Safer Company in Ma’rib Governorate.
The sources stated that the militia is practicing continuous restrictions and obstruction of local gas trucks, with the aim of preventing it from reaching citizens and selling imported gas by militia merchants.
According to the sources, the militia prevented the majority of owners of gas stations and domestic gas transport trucks from Safer, Ma’rib Governorate, from selling gas to citizens at lower prices than imported gas.
The Aqal Al-Harat Syndicate in Ibb governorate confirmed, in a complaint it submitted to the governor appointed by the Houthi militia, that it confirmed the high price of the imported domestic gas cylinder, which is being sold today at 8,000 Yemeni riyals, an increase of 2,500 riyals over the previous price of domestic domestic gas, of which a 20-kilo gas cylinder is sold for an amount of 5,500. Yemeni riyal (the usual price for a cylinder that reaches the citizen every three months).
The Aqal Al-Harat Syndicate said that the citizen has become unable to pay the exorbitant amount amid the financial deficit and extreme poverty, as well as the disbursement of employee salaries in the areas controlled by the Houthi militia for more than eight years.
It is noteworthy that the Yemeni Gas Company in Safer, oil-producing Ma’rib Governorate, confirmed the Houthi militia’s seizure of trailers since the beginning of May in Al-Jawf Governorate, to prevent the transfer of domestic gas from Marib to its areas of control.
The management of the Yemeni Gas Company in Safer demanded the directors of the gas company’s facilities and the owners of gas stations in the areas controlled by the Houthi militia to prevent receiving domestic gas that the militia imports and trades at high prices compared to the local gas price, which exacerbates the suffering of citizens in the governorate and the rest of the governorates under its control.