Foreign oil tanker approaches Shabwah to loot Yemeni oil: Sanaa
Over 12 million barrels of Yemen's oil were looted between January and June of 2022
By News Desk - August 31 2022

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The Yemeni Oil Ministry said on 30 August that an oil tanker approached the Al-Nashima port in Shabwah province to loot huge quantities of Yemeni crude oil.

The oil tanker set to load about one million barrels of Yemeni crude oil from the Al-Nashima port, the oil ministry claimed.

Reportedly heading to Yemen from China, the oil tanker could load 105,000 tons of crude oil, according to the ministry. A source pointed out to Al-Mayadeen that “the looting of Yemeni oil from Al-Nashima port comes at a time when Shabwah province is experiencing a stifling fuel crisis.”

Last week, the leader of the Ansarallah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, said that all the (Yemeni) oil and gas revenues are now looted by the coalition of aggression, thieves, and occupiers, while traitors relish it.

Al-Houthi urged the authorities in Sanaa to step up efforts to provide an alternative to the looted Yemeni oil and gas revenues since “liberating oil facilities is not a simple matter in light of the unjust siege.”

Weeks ago, the head of the Supreme Political Council in Yemen, Mahdi al-Mashat, condemned “what the mercenaries of the US-Saudi aggression are constantly looting the Yemeni people’s oil and gas wealth, depositing cash in the National Bank of Saudi Arabia.”

During a meeting with Shabwah province Undersecretary for Oil and Gas Affairs, Hassan al-Harthy, Al-Mashat said the Yemeni people suffer from “the lack of services and the interruption of salaries, in the wake of the brutal US-Saudi aggression and the unjust siege imposed on our country.”

Sanaa accused the Saudi-led coalition on 28 August of destroying 2,995 water facilities since the beginning of the war in 2015, including dams, barriers, pumps, tanks, irrigation channels, and irrigation networks.

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