The meeting comes amid a fuel crisis in Aden that has disrupted electricity supplies in recent days
Yemen's Prime Minister discusses ways to break monopoly on oil derivative imports with Adeni leaders
Prime Minister Maeen Abdul Malik met with Adeni leaders Sunday to discuss how to break the monopoly on oil derivatives and provide adequate fuel prices to civilians and power plants, according to Yemen’s state news agency SABA.
The meeting, which comes amid a fuel crisis in Aden that has disrupted electricity supplies, was chaired by the Prime Minister and attended by Finance Minister Salem Bin Brik, Electricity and Energy Minister Mohammed Anani, and director of the Oil Company in Aden, Intisar al-Arasha. During the meeting, the officials approved the formation of committees to provide transparent and inclusive tender processes for all traders in order to end the existing monopoly which has allowed for the manipulation of fuel prices and the creation of man-made crises.
The meeting reviewed a number of offers available for the purchase of oil, and urgent alternatives available to provide fuel for power plants, including reducing disruptions in electricity service, and pumping oil derivatives to stations for sale to citizens at reasonable prices.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of central and local authorities in finding remedies to solve the oil derivatives crisis and ensure the provision of oil derivatives to citizens, power plants and to ensure that there are no repeated supply bottlenecks.
He noted the government's priorities to improve services and normalize the provision of public services to civilians, which require action from all levels of government.