Yemen: Impacts of fuel dynamics and fuel price structures
Created: 17/08/2021 +


The Internationally Recognized Government of Yemen (IRG) suspended fuel imports through Al Hodeidah port in June 2020 and has since permitted only limited and occasional imports via this route. The suspension has not led to a shortage in fuel supply to areas under the control of the de-facto authority (DFA) in the north of Yemen (also known as the Houthis) even though the port provided almost half of the monthly fuel import volumes to the country. In-country supply chains quickly adjusted, enabling overland transport of fuel to the more lucrative market in DFA-controlled areas from ports in IRG areas to offset the reduction in supply through Al Hodeidah. This has resulted in some shortages in IRG-controlled areas.