YEMEN Press Agency

Oil stock amount has reached critical situation: YPC

SANAA, Oct. 2 (YPA) – The Yemeni Petroleum Company (YPC) on Wednesday announced the return to work under the emergency program to manage the remaining quantities in its reservoirs in order to provide the minimum need of citizens for the longest possible period.

The Company confirmed in a statement that its stock of petroleum materials, especially diesel, has become in a critical situation, which portends the suspension of a number of essential services if oil ships do not enter urgently. “This will cause a major humanitarian catastrophe.”

The statement referred that the Saudi-led aggression coalition is holding eight oil ships at sea off the port of Hodeidah carrying more than 76,000 tons of gasoline, 82,000 tons of diesel as well as a diesel fuel-laded ship for Hodeidah electricity, while two other vessels still under inspection in Djibouti carrying up to 60,000 tons of gasoline and diesel.

The YPC’s statement called on the United Nations, human rights and humanitarian organizations and the international community to bear their legal and moral responsibilities to pressure the aggression coalition to urgently release oil derivatives ships to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe occurrence.