The fuel crisis has lately deepened further in Yemen as the Houthi militants have been taking the fuel reserve for their wars and the Arab coalition is continuing a blockade on the country's ports.
Most of fuel stations in the capital city of Sanaa shut down when the shortages began weeks ago.
In the past few days, the stations which remained to operate shut down as well.
Days ago after the fuel crisis worsened beyond expectations, I swapped my car's petrol engine for a gas one, Jafar Al-Tos, a taxi driver, said. "Regrettably, I have discovered that was not a solution because I can't find gas today as well", he said.
Lately, people switched engines of petrol and diesel electric power generators as well as motorbikes into gas engines while coping with acute fuel shortages.
Shortly, they started to face gas shortages as violence in Marib city which produces and exports gas to other cities escalated.
The price of a gas cylinder has more than doubled, it went up from around $7 before the crisis to more than $20 when gas is available or at the black market.
"I can give you $24 for one gas cylinder if you can help me," Ali Mosleh, another taxi driver told an owner of a closed gas store.
At each of the stores which sell gas sporadically, people with empty cylinders queue for a few kilometres.
These days, people desperately wait a long time at streets for buses and taxies which rarely pass for them.
Taxi fees have crazily increased amid the fuel shortages.
The drive which took $3 before the crisis now costs $9.
The fuel shortages have cast a cloud on all aspects of life in most of the Yemeni cities especially conflict areas.
In many parts, Sanaa has turned into a ghost city as people prefer to stay indoors and many leave the city.
Recently, hospitals and clinics, power stations and a lot of businesses have shut down.
The humanitarian situation is catastrophic in Yemen where there is an imminent collapses of the healthcare system, international organizations.
When it comes to power, many cities including Sanaa have been plunged into darkness for weeks. In rare, few cases, power comes back for an hour or two hours a day. In most cases, there is no power all day.
The battles in Marib city where the country's main gas-fired power plant is located have destroyed pylons. Now, technicians can't get into damage sites to fix the pylons.
In this context, the fuel crisis has shut small plants which supply Sanaa when the Marib plant is off.
Moreover, the public telecommunication corporation has warned all sorts of telecommunications will be cut off in days.
"I have barely adapted to a dark, idle capital but can't imagine how it will go when there is no telecommunications as well," Mohammed Taha, an employee at the customs authority, said.
After the Arab coalition launched a military operation against the Houthi militants and dissident forces and then imposed a blockade on Yemeni ports, the latter confiscated the country's fuel reserve and have been using it for their war.
The blockade has affected all imports and exports forcing all oil and gas firms as well as the Aden refinery to shut their operations.
The escalating violence which has resulted in deepening power vacuum is standing as a roadblock to the delivery of fuel aid prepared by countries from the Arab coalition.
Though a high relief committee has been formed to coordinate the delivery of aid and ensure the militants will not confiscate it, the Arab coalition is still reluctant to send aid.
The lately formed committee said Yemen needs a half million of fuels in emergency aid for one month to resume healthcare and other key services especially communications and electric power.
Meanwhile, Yemenis have also been facing food, water and medicine shortages.
Taiz, Aden and Dhale have been declared as cities stricken by all problems.
Battles between local popular resistance fighters in each city and Houthi militants and forces loyal to the former president have escalated in the past few weeks.