The black market for fuel in Sanaa, which is under the control of the Houthi militia, has recently flourished in an unprecedented way.
This coincides with the militia’s rumors that there is a stifling crisis in oil derivatives, due to the allegations that fuel ships have been detained in the port of Hodeidah.
The price of fuel on the black market has risen on a record, as the price of a gallon of gasoline, a liter bottle, has reached more than ten thousand riyals.
Citizens accused the Houthi militia of trading in living crises by standing behind the spread of black markets and the disappearance of goods and services from official sales centers.
They pointed out that the Houthi militia manipulates fuel prices, creates crises, and then provides quantities of oil derivatives to the black market to legitimize its high, undeclared prices.
And the “Al-Asima Online” website quoted local sources as saying that the Houthi militia had pre-empted the procedure for converting the black market into the stations, with a major campaign to pursue random black market dealers, specifically those who did not follow it or were not associated with it.
The government’s Supreme Economic Council had accused the Houthi militia of fabricating a crisis of oil derivatives in its areas of control with the aim of strengthening the black market and repudiating its agreements with the UN envoy, creating human suffering and trading it with international organizations.