Yemen is having many problems at the moment, but the most obvious to me so far has been the shortage of gasoline. We’ve driven over 14 hours so far from the Oman/Yemen border to the city of Mukalla, and it was a wild experience every time we had to stop at the gas station.
Instead of using normal gas stations (which are mostly out of gas), there are young kids on motorbikes who track you down on the road and offer to fill up your car with “illegal” gasoline. The price has increased 300% over the last few years because the of the short supply.
What’s ironic is that Yemen does sit on an abundance of oil reserves, but unfortunately, they are being taken advantage of by their neighbors and are unable to use much of that gas for themselves.