Houthi militia seizes 4 oil ships in 8 days

English - السبت 21 مايو 2022 الساعة 05:57 م
Hodeidah, NewsYemen:

 The Houthi militia acknowledged the arrival of the gasoline ship (Seadoor) on Friday, May 20, 2022, to the port of Hodeidah (western Yemen), as part of the armistice agreement announced early last April, including the entry of 18 ships of oil derivatives to the port of Hodeidah.

The new gasoline ship carries 27,590 tons of gasoline, and it is the fourth ship in a row to reach the port of Hodeidah during the month of May.

The Houthi militia - the Iranian arm in Yemen - is still making excuses for any expected breakthrough in the oil derivatives crises in Sanaa and its neighboring governorates, as it continues to sell a 20-liter can of gasoline at a price of 12,000 riyals.

The head of the Presidential Leadership Council in Yemen, Rashad Al-Alimi, revealed in his speech to Parliament, on Tuesday, April 20, that 7 oil derivatives ships entered the port of Hodeidah, and it was agreed to enter them without paying any customs or taxes to the state.

At the time, Al-Alimi indicated that seven ships arrived at the port of Hodeidah, "their customs and tax fees amounting to about 26 billion riyals," and said that the total fees for ships agreed upon in the approved truce plan amounted to about 90 billion riyals, stressing that all these revenues should be devoted  To pay the salaries of civil servants in the areas under the control of the coup.

And on Thursday, May 19, the ship (Kornet) arrived at the port of Hodeidah, carrying 20,000 tons of gasoline and 9 thousand tons of diesel, five days after the port of Hodeidah received the two diesel ships (Yahud and Princess Khadija).

After the truce was announced, the Houthi militia announced the entry of 4 oil derivatives ships, and raised the price of a 20-liter can of gasoline from 9,900 riyals before the truce was announced, to 12,600 riyals, an increase of 2,700 riyals, in a price dose that disappointed the hopes of citizens in Sanaa and its neighboring provinces.

The profits of the Houthi militia from the difference in this dose in gasoline for the four ships only amounted to 23,540,625,000 Yemeni riyals, while the customs revenues of the four ships amounted to 8,980,312,000 riyals, at a rate of 1030 riyals for every 20 liters of oil derivatives.

The Houthi militia calculates what it calls the commission of the oil company (a government company) and storage fees of 210 riyals for each liter of oil derivatives.

From time to time, the Houthi militia seeks to create crises of oil derivatives, and to feed its black market with these materials to achieve imaginary financial profits, by deliberately closing derivatives filling stations, rationing working hours for operating stations, and creating obstacles to stop them.

The Houthi militia receives oil subsidies from Tehran, which it sells to citizens at prices three times higher than its prices in the global market, and imposed successive price doses on the prices of these materials, reaching three times their price in 2014.