YEMEN Press Agency

Pro-coalition government imposes new dose on gasoline prices in Hadramout

HADRAMOUT, Feb. 11 (YPA) – The government loyal to Saudi-led coalition announced on Sunday a new dose in the prices of oil derivatives in Hadramout province, eastern Yemen.

The oil company affiliated with the government in the province approved the price of a 20-liter gallon of gasoline at 26,800 riyals, at a value of 1,340 riyals per liter, after deducting what it called the commission and customary wages.

The company attributed the increase in the price of gasoline to the increase in purchasing costs from the source in addition to the decrease in the purchasing value of the local currency against foreign currencies. It urged station agents to adhere to pricing and implementation, ignoring the demands of the people of the province to reduce the price of gasoline, similar to the city of Marib by 3,500 riyals.

This comes after the Hadramout tribes threatened at the end of last January to target oil tankers belonging to the oil company if they did not respond to their demands following the sit-in that was carried out in the Al-Khasha’a area, west of the province.