The Association of Owners of Non-Governmental Fuel Stations has suspended work in all stations in four governorates in southern Yemen, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, due to the deterioration of the local currency and the high prices of oil derivatives.
The union said in a statement today, Monday: “Due to the deterioration and collapse of the local currency and the rise in derivatives prices, it was decided to suspend work in private stations in 4 governorates: Aden, Lahj, Abyan, and Al Dhale’e.”
He added: “The work at the stations will be suspended, until we sit down with the concerned authorities and come up with appropriate solutions, which aim to alleviate the burdens of citizens in the first place.”
The union called on all owners of private stations and agents to abide by what was stated in the statement.
Recent days have witnessed a rise in the selling prices of oil derivatives. The value of a bear oil (20 liters) reached about 18,000 Yemeni riyals ($15) at private stations, while it is sold at government stations for 12,200 riyals.